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### Re^2: Curious find while comparing grep, map, and smart match...

by dbuckhal (Friar)
 on Mar 27, 2013 at 04:50 UTC ( #1025630=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re^3: Curious find while comparing grep, map, and smart match...
by space_monk (Chaplain) on Mar 27, 2013 at 09:58 UTC

I will make an effort to interpret BrowserUKs terse comment for you :-)

In grepGen/mapGen/smartGen you have a redo in the event of a collision, whereas if you really want unique random numbers, they could be generated much more simply by the shuffle method he suggested. His method does not involve repeated retries and removes the need for any of these functions. His one liner does what each of the three methods you proposed does, but much more efficiently....

```my @rands = (
shuffle       # shuffle, like a pack of cards
1 .. 120      # a series of numbers from 1..120
)
[ 0 .. 99 ];  # take the first 100 of these

# the resulting @rands is a 100 element array of numbers
# in the range 1..120, all of which are unique
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Thank you for your interpratation. :D I knew what he was trying to say, but in this instance he was wrong. I was measuring each of those functions against a pool of random numbers, where they would each encounter the same set, including duplicates. So, the script was written as I thought is should be to accomplish my goal.

I always enjoy peeking around here reading the insights presented to everyone's code, even such comments which may not be directly relevant, but target the improving of one's coding skills. But, sometimes a question of what is the goal of the program can be more educational for both sides.

As always, comments and opinions are appreciated.

but in this instance he was wrong.

```sub shuffleEm {
( shuffle 1 .. \$range )[ 0 .. \$uSize ];
}

```cmpthese( -1, {
grepGen  => sub{ @grep  = grepGen();  },
mapGen   => sub{ @map   = mapGen();   },
smartGen => sub{ @smart = smartGen(); },
shuffleEm=> sub{ @shuffled = shuffleEm() },
} );

And got these times:

```C:\test>junk
Rate   grepGen    mapGen  smartGen shuffleEm
grepGen    35.3/s        --      -51%      -97%     -100%
mapGen     72.6/s      106%        --      -94%     -100%
smartGen   1250/s     3439%     1621%        --      -95%
shuffleEm 26859/s    75977%    36902%     2049%        --

And that doesn't include the time and memory you waste building your pointless pool of 1M values.

But hey. It's your time you are wasting.

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Re^3: Curious find while comparing grep, map, and smart match...
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Mar 27, 2013 at 05:29 UTC

Explain what?

The code I posted; or why your code is inefficient?

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