I found this thread:

How to make pdfLaTeX multithreaded when `--shell-escape` is enabled?

It works great. But when I change to LuaLaTeX there is still just 1 cpu active.

So is there a way to achive this with LuaLaTeX aswell?

  • @HenriMenke, I don't think this is a duplicate because OP is asking (most likely) for multithreaded externalization of tikzpicture environments, which is possible, as is described in the answer to the linked question. – Stefan Pinnow Jan 8 '19 at 21:39
  • @davidgrills, could you elaborate a bit more when only 1 CPU is active? During the (normal) LuaLaTeX run or during processing the makefile? Could you please also add an MWE which is not working for you? Then we have a chance to either replicate your problem or it is fine for us ... – Stefan Pinnow Jan 8 '19 at 21:42

Oh sorry guys, I found out, that I looked wrong and everything works fine.

I was looking for multithreading while make.

This works for me with

make -j 4 -f mwe.makefile

Here is the file:

\tikzexternalize[mode=list and make]

The plot.tex is just a pgfplots plot with a lot of points.

  table[row sep=crcr]{%
0.00158079699940572 0\\
142.183864004999    0\\


160.419964085   2523.5\\
160.420948376999    2526.5\\
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  • That is what I would have expected. Do you agree that we either mark the question as duplicate or -- even better -- you simply delete the question? – Stefan Pinnow Jan 9 '19 at 14:36
  • I thought that someone else could find the post and see that it do work with lualatex, what is also a good information. – davidgrills Jan 9 '19 at 18:40

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