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The Engineer's Toolbox

Improving the Performance of Your Programs

Volume 1, Issue 4
Spring 1991
David M. Jacobson, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

For small problems, one hardly notices the time it takes Mathematica to compute the result. But there are cases when the computation takes an unbearable amount of time. What can be done to speed programs up? We discuss here several general principles, giving applications that are not as well known as they deserve to be.

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