custom property searching speed question
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Mar 2 16:36:14 CST 2005
Lynch, Jonathan wrote:
> More tinkering and testing of timing...
> I changed the customproperty set so that it contains 500,000 records
> with 3 items in each record.
> Item 1, the name of the element
> Item 2, a bunch of words
> Item 3, a number (100)
> I created a script that gets the sum of column 3 of this data set - that
> is, it adds up item 3 for each element.
> This script:
> on mouseUp
> put the milliseconds into M
> put the customproperties of field "theData" into myArray
> put 0 into tSum
> set the itemdelimiter to numtochar(30)
> repeat for each element E in myArray
> add item 3 of E to tSum
> end repeat
> put tSum into field "output"
> put ((the milliseconds)-M)/1000 into field "feedback"
> end mouseUp
> produces the correct result in .486 seconds!
> Half a second to sum a column of 500,000 items!
What kind of hardware are you using? Tests like that usually take me at
least 2 seconds on my PBG4/1KHz.
Have you tried looping through lines in a combined string? If your
results are like mine you'll shave another 20% off.
Yep, kinda hard to beat the performance of a RAM-based database when you
have the RAM to architect like that...
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