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Re: Very Large Arraysby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:10 UTC||Need Help??|
Ostensibly, there appears to be something going on here not obvious from the code snippet you posted.
A 43 million element array of 20-ish character strings should come in well below 3GB. And your Fisher-Yates implementation is in-place, so should cause no memory growth. Ie. You should be well within your machines capacity without swapping and your shuffle should be completing within seconds.
Is there a better way to do this, other than the iterative slicing he's doing?
There are a couple of small improvements you could make to your shuffle:
That said, the savings from the above will make little dent on the current processing time and are completely negated by your tracing code.
You need to look beyond the F-Y function for the cause of its slowness. Eg. Are you consuming large amounts of data outside of that subroutine that could be pushing you into swapping?
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