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Re: Loaded die

by ELISHEVA (Prior)
on Mar 28, 2011 at 13:09 UTC ( #895901=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Loaded die

Well, for starters in might have something to do with the way you are creating your hash %hash. Each time you cycle through the outer loop @start_array grows in size (by a factor of 5) so each throw of the die results in every more iterations in the inner two loops. Here is what the count looks like:

throw of die: 1: iterations in inner two loops: 25 total iterations: 25 throw of die: 2: iterations in inner two loops: 125 total iterations: 150 throw of die: 3: iterations in inner two loops: 625 total iterations: 775 throw of die: 4: iterations in inner two loops: 3125 total iterations: 3900 throw of die: 5: iterations in inner two loops: 15625 total iterations: 19525 throw of die: 6: iterations in inner two loops: 78125 total iterations: 97650 throw of die: 7: iterations in inner two loops: 390625 total iterations: 488275 throw of die: 8: iterations in inner two loops: 1953125 total iterations: 2441400 ...

Did you mean for @start_array to be growing in size this way? By dice throw 10, @start_array will have 5 to the 10th power number of elements and the 10th throw will require 5*11 iterations to complete.

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Re^2: Loaded die
by Microcebus (Beadle) on Mar 28, 2011 at 13:17 UTC
    Yes, the growing size of @start_array is the problem. The array contains the same compositions many times (one time for each possible chronology) which I count when I create the hash. I think there must be a smarter way...

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