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From "Grant Ingersoll (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAHOUT-165) Using better primitives hash for sparse vector for performance gains
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 14:01:39 GMT

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Grant Ingersoll commented on MAHOUT-165:
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Sorry, have been heads down on trying to get a release out.

FWIW, in Ted's code, I suspect if we fix that funky Exception being thrown when it doesn't
find an element (meaning it is 0) and return 0, performance will improve.

Otherwise, I'm fine w/ the stripped down version of Colt.  We have interfaces, so it isn't
like we have to be married to it.

> Using better primitives hash for sparse vector for performance gains
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAHOUT-165
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAHOUT-165
>             Project: Mahout
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Matrix
>    Affects Versions: 0.2
>            Reporter: Shashikant Kore
>            Assignee: Grant Ingersoll
>             Fix For: 0.3
>
>         Attachments: colt.jar, mahout-165-trove.patch, MAHOUT-165-updated.patch, mahout-165.patch,
MAHOUT-165.patch, mahout-165.patch
>
>
> In SparseVector, we need primitives hash map for index and values. The present implementation
of this hash map is not as efficient as some of the other implementations in non-Apache projects.

> In an experiment, I found that, for get/set operations, the primitive hash of  Colt performance
an order of magnitude better than OrderedIntDoubleMapping. For iteration it is 2x slower,
though. 
> Using Colt in Sparsevector improved performance of canopy generation. For an experimental
dataset, the current implementation takes 50 minutes. Using Colt, reduces this duration to
19-20 minutes. That's 60% reduction in the delay. 

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