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I have a problem with the tex memory while using pgfplots and a very huge dataset in Ubuntu. Under Windows with MikTeX I have the following settings and the texfile compile without any problems:






In Ubuntu 11.04 with TexLive i set the tex memory settings according to the pgfplots-manual.

1) i create a texmf.cnf in the directory: /home/user/System/mytexcnf

2) content of texmf.cnf is listed above.

3) run "sudo texhash"

4) create environment variable with: export TEXMFCNF=~/System/texmf/mytexcnf:

Running my texfile gives errors and here is the text from the logfile:

Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
18954 strings out of 494950
443204 string characters out of 3177351
3000001 words of memory out of 3000000
21827 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+200000
5432 words of font info for 20 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
36 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
65i,13n,78p,2482b,1740s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s

Did i something wrong by setting the tex memory? How can i see from the logfile the needed values for the memory parameters? How can i change the texmf.cnf later? Only by opening in an editor, change the values, saving and run texhash?

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closed as too localized by egreg, Marco Daniel, Stefan Kottwitz Feb 4 '12 at 21:41

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Check step 4: there's a texmf part that shouldn't be there. Also "sudo texhash" is not necessary. You'll probably have to rebuild your formats with fmtutil. –  egreg Sep 20 '11 at 15:05
Did you rebuild the format files after changing the settings? This is required. –  Martin Scharrer Sep 20 '11 at 15:06
i thougt texhash rebuild the format files. how do i rebuild the format files? –  Mac-Cherony Sep 20 '11 at 15:31
sorry, i overread the fmtutil , but running fmtutil -- refresh don't work. i become still the memory error –  Mac-Cherony Sep 20 '11 at 15:38
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