1.3.12 Interrupting Calculations
There will probably be times when you want to stop Mathematica in the middle of a calculation. Perhaps you realize that you asked Mathematica to do the wrong thing. Or perhaps the calculation is just taking a long time, and you want to find out what is going on.
The way that you interrupt a Mathematica calculation depends on what kind of interface you are using.
Typical keys to interrupt calculations in Mathematica.
|Alt-Comma or Command-Comma ||notebook interfaces |
|Control-C ||text-based interfaces |
On some computer systems, it may take Mathematica some time to respond to your interrupt. When Mathematica does respond, it will typically give you a menu of possible things to do.
Some typical options available when you interrupt a calculation in Mathematica.
|continue ||continue the calculation |
|show ||show what Mathematica is doing |
|inspect ||inspect the current state of your calculation |
|abort ||abort this particular calculation |
|exit ||exit Mathematica completely|