evaluates the product in parallel.


starts with i=i_(min).


uses steps di.


uses successive values i_(1), i_(2), .


evaluates the multiple product in parallel.

Details and Options


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Basic Examples  (1)

Options  (7)

Method  (2)

Calculations with vastly differing runtimes should be parallelized as finely as possible:

A large number of simple calculations should be distributed into as few batches as possible:

DistributedContexts  (5)

By default, definitions in the current context are distributed automatically:

Do not distribute any definitions of functions:

Distribute definitions for all symbols in all contexts appearing in a parallel computation:

Distribute only definitions in the given contexts:

Restore the value of the DistributedContexts option to its default:

Possible Issues  (1)

Sums with trivial terms may be slower in parallel than sequentially:

Splitting the computation into as few pieces as possible decreases the parallel overhead:

Introduced in 2008
Updated in 2010