[metapost] Metapost capacity exceeded
taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Jun 1 16:00:58 CEST 2010
Steve Mohr wrote:
> I'm trying to make a large number of plots in Mpost (~1000 of the type
> I'm getting an error of
> ! MetaPost capacity exceeded, sorry [independent variables=33554431].
> Sample code below
> Any ideas how to get around the issue?
Splitting the plots into multiple files is the only option.
> is there a way to unassign variables?
No. The message is not really about variables, it is about unique
instances of variable objects (but that would be quite a mouthful
for an error message).
Due to the linear equation solving, the number if instances grows
faster than the number of variables, and there is a definite limit
that cannot be enlarged (overflow would occur).
This is one of the issues that will be solved by MetaPost 2.0
(expected late summer).
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