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Topic: Integer Length Count
Replies: 4   Last Post: Nov 24, 2012 2:43 AM

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 James Stein Posts: 130 Registered: 5/8/10
Re: Integer Length Count
Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:41 AM

I think this meets your problem description:

Tally [ integerList // IntegerLength ]

Example:

f [ n_ ] := Module [ {maxInt, nInts, list },
maxInt = 1000000000;
nInts = n;
list = RandomInteger [ { 0, maxInt }, nInts ] ;
Tally [ list // IntegerLength ] // Sort // AbsoluteTiming
] ;
f[10]

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 ).

HTH

On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:28 AM, <sylviehobbs@comcast.net> wrote:
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> 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.
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> 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!
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>
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> Meanwhile, let me know any recommendations you have on a Mathematica func=

tion that parallels the SAS Function.
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> Sylvia Hobbs
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Date Subject Author
11/24/12 Ulrich Arndt
11/24/12 James Stein
11/24/12 Bob Hanlon
11/24/12 Bill Rowe