Speed of Applescript Scripts vs Applets?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by rdelmar, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. rdelmar macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2008
    I have written an Applescript that creates a grading and curving workbook in excel. On a MacBook running Excel 2008, if I run the script from the script editor it takes about 20 seconds to run (which is slow enough!), but if I run the applet (which has the exact same code) by double clicking it, it takes 2 minutes and 15 seconds to complete. I notice some speed difference on my iMac running Excel 2004, but it's not as much. Any thoughts on this?
  2. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Did you save it as an "Application" or "Application Bundle" to make the applet? I think "Application Bundle" might be better as it is a universal app, and the "Application" is a PowerPC app only and that will run slower on an Intel Mac.

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