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Help integrating external resources into AutoIt script

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I know there are a lot of solutions to my problem, but since I don't really know much about real programming, I just get more and more confused when I read these forums.

Originally I had an AutoIt function to perform a very involved math calculation. However, the performance was very slow, taking 30-60 seconds for each call. Seeing as I need to call it 4 times approximately every 5 minutes, this was clearly unacceptable. I ported my code to PHP and uploaded the script to my web host. Now to perform the call, I used InetGet() and sent my parameters via the URL as GET variables. I saved the results to the @TempDir as a text file and did a FileRead() to get my return value. Although a complicated workaround, it got the job done, and it took only 2-10 seconds to do the whole thing.

However, my web host started getting on my case about CPU usage, so now I have to find a real solution, and with no real programming experience except AutoIt and web technologies, I don't even know how to start. Should I do something with DLL's? If so, how would I even go about doing that? Do I need to learn C/C++? Which one would allow me to execute the fastest?

Thanks in advance for all your help,

fss

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Autoit is fundamentally slow when it comes to any sort of calculation. Theres no good way around it usually.

I run into this problem frequently when processing large arrays or big calculations in autoit. If it has to do with data managment, i'll usually create a buffer of the size of my data, write to the buffer, then read from a pointer on a second script written in c or java to do the actual calculations. Then repeat the process to return a result to my first script.

This is probably a thousand times faster than doing the same thing in autoit, depending on the application.

Edited by Smorg

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There is in the beta some open extension pluginopen() pluginclose() which can help you search "plugin" in the forum. ;)

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I am interested in this too. Any experts out there wanna comment?

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I am interested in this too. Any experts out there wanna comment?

did you do a search in all forum with "plugin"?

you could have found this post

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