Foresight Forecast > Chart sometimes fails to complete

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22 Apr, 2024 05:18 PM

I recently updated MD to v2024 (5117). Since then the Chart panel of Foresight Forecast randomly stops calculating and fails to complete. It starts, and then stops at some unpredictable point. (*Sometime* it seems to have stopped if I moved the mouse at all, but that's not required... maybe just related.) If I click the Calculate button it will start over, but may stop again at a different random point. If I then switch to the Transactions panel, it has also stopped.

The Chart calculation almost never finishes anymore. It usually stops after 1 to 3 months of calculations. It *seems* that it often stops on a rolling month boundary, e.g. today is 04-22 and it has stopped on 06-21 and 07-22. But that's not consistent.

I also noticed that *sometimes* the chart has some lines flickering in and out as it builds. It's as if the right-side endpoint of each account line on the graph is momentarily drawing a line back to the left axis, then quickly deleting it. I did not see that behavior in v2023. It's not really a problem, but I mention it in case it is related to the failure to complete the chart.

If I go to the Transactions panel and click Calculate and wait, it seems to always finish. I can watch the scroll thumb get smaller until it stops, or if I drag the scroll thumb to the bottom to watch progress, it has never failed to complete. Then I click the Chart button and the chart is finished and complete. The downside is that I typically have it set to 12 months, and so I can't reliably see any partial results.

MacBook Pro M3 running Sonoma 14.4.1. The M3 part might be important - some other applications have had issues with the M3 graphics processor.

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 22 Apr, 2024 05:49 PM

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  2. 2 Posted by dw-uk on 22 Apr, 2024 05:55 PM

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    I'm just another user - Not IK/MD support

    This is being looked into - see the active discussion

    Although no one else (including me) has mentioned it, I concur with you on the flickering issue (in my case I wasn't sure that it wasn't down to the lower power CPU/GPU on the machine I'm testing MD2024.x on vs. that of my 'live' system).

    If you chip-in at the above discussion you'll get any updates - you could also mention the flickering there as well.

  3. 3 Posted by rsworden on 22 Apr, 2024 07:47 PM

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    Thanks... I did search for Foresight Forecast before starting a new discussion but I didn't find anything recent. I could add a link over there, or could paste my text there. I think my post does add some new info, about the behavior of the Transactions tab separate from the Chart tab.

  4. 4 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 25 Apr, 2024 12:03 PM

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    Out of interest, can you confirm that you only have the file:

    In your Moneydance install folder, /lib sub folder? Ie there should be no other older jfreexxxxx.jar files?

    (Yes there will be other named (non jfree) jar files too and that’s fine) Let me know?

  5. 5 Posted by Mark Bowman on 30 Apr, 2024 09:53 AM

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    I am experiencing precisely the same issues in every detail as the original poster.

    I have the latest Moneydance update. I only have one jfreechart-1.5.4.jar file.

    I am on the latest Manjaro KDE stable edition.

  6. 6 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 31 May, 2024 01:12 PM

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    5130 is now PREVIEW status

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