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Re^2: Table shuffling challenge

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 24, 2013 at 07:11 UTC ( #1050779=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Table shuffling challenge
in thread Table shuffling challenge

(critical analysis of this assumption is welcome) ... using a hash makes random access faster as compared to arrays

Not so. Both hashes and arrays are classed as O(1) for access; but that 1 is much higher for hashes than for arrays:

@array = 1..100;; @hash{ 0 .. 99 } = @array;; cmpthese -1,{ a=>q[my$t=0; $t+=$_ for @array;], b=>q[my$t=0; $t+=$hash{$_} for keys %hash;] };; Rate b a b 35255/s -- -66% a 103177/s 193% --

Sparse matrix are only really useful when the ratio of zeros to non-zeros is greater than say 8:1 and the size is 100s of millions.

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