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Yes, me again with the arrays. They are really giving me headache's :)

In short:

I am using three arrays:

  • Search array (what to search for in the Available array)
  • Available array (searchable, with StringInStr.. This one saves to the ResultArray)
  • Result Array (result of the Search Array on the Available Array)
So far so good, the search is going as planned (finally).

The Search Array contains (1) entry per search. The Available one contains multiple similar entries.

For example. I search for "Heroes.S02E01", the Available one contains: "Heroes.S02E01.HDTV.XviD-XOR", "Heroes.S02E01.720p.HDTV.x264-CTU". So the resultarray contains both.

In order to make it easier to sort (720p over HR, HR over HDTV etc) i've added weights to it. This is working fine, and is stored in both the Available array as in the Result Array.

Still with me? Great!

So, the array contains multiple "same" search results, but with other scoring (which is stored in the 4th element ([3]) of the Result & Available array).

What i need to do is:

  • Find Duplicate names ([0])
  • Find the highest scoring of all of them ([3])
  • Remove the lowest ranking one from the list
I've tried a darn lot, used all the possible Dupecleaners i could find but that wasn't helping too much. I am using the Array2D UDF, if that might help.

I really hope you guys can help me out, as this is the final thing i have to do to finalize my program. Thanks a lot!

Edited by Sypher

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You don't really explain what it is we are supposed to help you with (an example would be great), but there was a udf written recently that may help... do a search for _ArrayElement , I believe they made it handle 2D arrays, also there was an _ArrayMode in that same thread that may be what you are looking for.


To make life easier: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...st&p=408426

Edited by SmOke_N

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Well, as i stated before. I am using 1 search array, 1 content array and 1 resultarray. In the last one, the one with the results, there are multiple results of shows found in the 2nd array.

I already have created a function that gives each entry (based on the title of the file) a certain amount of points.

An example:

Show: Heroes.S02E01.HDTV.XviD-XOR

Link: .....

Score: 6

Show: Heroes.S02E01.720p.HDTV.x264-CTU

Link: .....

Score: 11

There are multiple results of the search for "Heroes.S02E01", and i only want to keep the ones (in the ResultArray) with the highest score.

I did see, and try, the scripts provided in the link you gave, but i can't seem to get it to work.

So what i could do is:

- Count how many times "Heroes.S02E01" occurs in the $ResultArray. This could be done with a for-loop in the $SearchArray (the array which contains the words i'm looking for)

- Find the highest score

- Get rid of the other ones or save the highest ones in a new Array.

I really could use some help with this :)

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So, i ended up with something like this:

Func CrossMatch()
    Dim $myshow = ""
    Dim $myscore = 0
    For $shID = 0 To UBound($AvailableShowArray) - 1
        $showname_tvNZB = $AvailableShowArray[$shID][0]
        $showlink_tvNZB = $AvailableShowArray[$shID][1]
        $showscore_tvNZB = $AvailableShowArray[$shID][2]
        For $myepID = 0 To UBound($SearchArray) - 1
            If StringInStr($showname_tvNZB, $SearchArray[$myepID], 0) Then
                ConsoleWrite("--> Adding " & $showname_tvNZB & " to the found list!" & @LF)
                If ($myshow == $SearchArray[$myepID]) Then
                    MsgBox(0, "DUPE", "Duplicate: " & $SearchArray[$myepID] & " - SCORE " & $showscore_tvNZB & "(" & $myscore & ")")
                    If ($myscore > $showscore_tvNZB) Then
                        MsgBox(0, "DUPE 2", "Dupe with higher score: " & $SearchArray[$myepID])
                    $myscore = $showscore_tvNZB
                $myshow = $SearchArray[$myepID]
                _ArrayInsert2D ($FoundShowArray, _ArrayCreate($SearchArray[$myepID], $showname_tvNZB, $showlink_tvNZB, $showscore_tvNZB), 0)
                __ArraySort ($FoundShowArray)
EndFuncoÝ÷ ØZºÚ"µÍY
you can see my attempt into checking if the previous one was like the current one, and after that the score should be checked.

I hope this helps.

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What you may have to do is, each time you identify an entry to be added to the result, search for the candidate it should replace; if you have your result array sorted, you can use a binary search, to really speed things up. If you do not find a replacement candidate, insert your new entry, but if you do find a candidate, check the score and only replace it (via assignment) if the score of the new value is higher than the old one. Coding this algorithm is left as an exercise for the student :)

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