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Just a small hint to reduce the verboseness of your code:

($ipairs{$fk}{$dline}{'head'}, $ipairs{$fk}{$dline}{'effect'}, $ip +airs{$fk}{$dline}{'pvalue'}) = $ldata{$dline} =~ /^(.*)\s+(\d\.\d+)\s ++\d\.\d+\s+(\d\.\d+)$/;

can be rewritten using a hash slice like this:

( @{ $ipairs{$fk}{$dline} }{qw/head effect pvalue/} ) = $ldata{$dl +ine} =~ /^(.*)\s+(\d\.\d+)\s+\d\.\d+\s+(\d\.\d+)$/;

Otherwise, your code benefits from a temporary variable or two. Here I repurpose $pvt (not sure if the variable name makes sense after that):

$pvt = $ipairs{$fk}{$pair}; if($pvt->{'pvalue'}){ unless($hl){ $hl = $pvt->{'head'}; } $n++; $z+= qnorm($pvt->{'pvalue'}); }

(This only works because there already exists a hash reference at $ipairs{$fk}{$pair}. It would not work if you tried to say $pvt = {}, but %$pvt = () would. It's all reference magic and not really easy to explain unless you first understand pointers.)

(Of course, the hash slice can be rewritten using a temporary variable, too. It's always a good idea to use temporary variables if it makes your code easier to understand. Triply a good idea if it reduces repetition.)


In reply to Re^3: memory issues by Anonymous Monk
in thread memory issues by asqwerty

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