The good news: f [ one hundred million ] runs in under 7 seconds (on my computer). The bad news: f [ one billion ] hangs (or runs inordinately long ).
On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:28 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > I use a function in SAS that takes, in my case, a billion different integ= ers of varying length and counts the frequency of the length of each intege= r by converting the digits in the integers into alpha characters and counti= ng the frequency of the right most position of the alpha character. > > > > I am trying to do more and more routine programming in Mathematica and af= ter poking around in documentation for the past 4 hours have yet to find th= e parallel function in Mathematica for counting the integer frequency lengt= h in a big data set. My family wants me to drop everything and put the Turk= ey in the oven. My cat Sylvester even fell asleep on his back in front of t= he refrigerator with his little legs up in the air, so he want miss the tra= nsfer of the Turkey from the stove to the refrigerator. OH WELL -- IT'S SHO= W TIME! > > > > Meanwhile, let me know any recommendations you have on a Mathematica func= tion that parallels the SAS Function. > > > > Sylvia Hobbs >