[Numpy-discussion] searchsorted() and memory cache

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Wed May 14 15:00:37 CDT 2008


Charles R Harris wrote:
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> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Andrew Straw <strawman@astraw.com
> <mailto:strawman@astraw.com>> wrote:
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>     Quite a difference (a factor of about 3000)! At this point, I haven't
>     delved into the dataset to see what makes it so pathological --
>     performance is nowhere near this bad for the binary search algorithm
>     with other sets of keys.
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> It can't be that bad Andrew, something else is going on. And 191 MB
> isn's *that* big, I expect it should bit in memory with no problem.
I agree the performance difference seems beyond what one would expect
due to cache misses alone. I'm at a loss to propose other explanations,
though. Ideas?


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