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Just wanted to waste some time and converted some php code to AutoIt :

$primeNumbers = array();
$output = '';
$start = microtime(TRUE);
for ($i = 2; $i < 100000; $i++)
     $divisible = false;
     foreach ($primeNumbers as $number)
             if ($i % $number == 0)
                     $divisible = true;
     if ($divisible == false)
             $primeNumbers[] = $i;
             $output .= $i;
echo count($primeNumbers), "n";
echo "time: ", microtime(TRUE) - $start, "n";

#include <Array.au3>

Dim $primes[1]
Local $number
$output = ''

For $i = 2 To 100000
$divisible = false

For $number In $primes
If Mod($i, $number) = 0 Then
$divisible = true

if $divisible = false Then
_ArrayAdd($primes, $i)
$output &= $i


Well, except the timing functions which I decided there's no reason to add after I ran it lol , would you say this code is equivalent ? It returns the same number of results (plus one, I guess it's the initialization I had to use ?) so I guess it runs fine.

EDIT: AutoIt code tag my ass ....

Edited by Inverted

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Well, except 2

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I guess setting step to 2 would be a good start, but what matters, is that the algorithm is as much the same as possible, for comparison's sake.

If I understanf correctly, constantly using ArrayAdd is the main performance hog, because it has to ReDim the array ? Or am I wrong ?

What is a more efficient alternative to the way I do the array operations ?

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What is a more efficient alternative to the way I do the array operations ?

Take a look at the last example in the Recursion tutorial in the Wiki and the text beneath it. ;)


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I'd think preallocating your array, and then a single redim at the end would be the way to go:

#include <Array.au3>

Local $max = 1000, $primes[100 + $max * .17] = [2], $idx

For $i = 3 To $max Step 2
    For $j = 0 to $idx
        $rem = Mod($i, $primes[$j])
     If $rem = 0 Then ExitLoop
    If $rem Then
     $idx += 1
     $primes[$idx] = $i
ReDim $primes[$idx + 1]
_ArrayDisplay($primes, $idx + 1 & " found")

edit: trying to tune the preallocated array size

Edited by Spiff59

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