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From "Gilles (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MATH-650) FastMath has static code which slows the first access to FastMath
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:50:00 GMT

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Gilles commented on MATH-650:
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I may be mistaken but I think that cloning the arrays is useless: "clone()" protects the arrays
in {{FastMathLiteralArrays}} but not the arrays that are actually used.
Since the arrays are "private", only a bug local to {{FastMath}} can mess with them. And,
if there is a bug, it will have the same effect whether "clone()" is called or not.

                
> FastMath has static code which slows the first access to FastMath
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MATH-650
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-650
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: Nightly Builds
>         Environment: Android 2.3 (Dalvik VM with JIT)
>            Reporter: Alexis Robert
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.0
>
>         Attachments: FastMathLoadCheck.java, LucTestPerformance.java
>
>
> Working on an Android application using Orekit, I've discovered that a simple FastMath.floor()
takes about 4 to 5 secs on a 1GHz Nexus One phone (only the first time it's called). I've
launched the Android profiling tool (traceview) and the problem seems to be linked with the
static portion of FastMath code named "// Initialize tables"
> The timing resulted in :
> - FastMath.slowexp (40.8%)
> - FastMath.expint (39.2%)
>  \- FastMath.quadmult() (95.6% of expint)
> - FastMath.slowlog (18.2%)
> Hoping that would help
> Thanks!
> Alexis Robert

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