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Re: A heap of medians: efficiency vs. speed

by amarquis (Curate)
on Jun 03, 2008 at 13:58 UTC ( #689883=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A heap of medians: efficiency vs. speed

I'd like to say that, as a perl guy without a comp sci background, the only places I get this sort of information are Mastering Algorithms in Perl and nodes like these here, so I really appreciate them. Off to Wikipedia to read more, I suppose.

"(Note that "heap" can also refer to an area of memory used for dynamic memory allocation.)" - This was useful because I came in here expecting databases stored in memory, and you were starting to weird me out talking about btrees :).


Comment on Re: A heap of medians: efficiency vs. speed
Re^2: A heap of medians: efficiency vs. speed
by kyle (Abbot) on Jun 03, 2008 at 14:25 UTC

    I added that remark about the other meaning of "heap" after feedback from moritz, who was among several monks who helpfully reviewed this meditation before I posted it. A big thanks also should go to tye.

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