[plt-scheme] Statistics (V301.5 Speed Up)

From: Gregory Woodhouse (gregory.woodhouse at sbcglobal.net)
Date: Sat Feb 11 13:26:58 EST 2006

On Feb 11, 2006, at 10:11 AM, Williams, M. Douglas wrote:

> Actually, this exercise is very much a "plug and chug" endeavor on  
> my part.
> I am just curious - in a wholly unscientific way - about the speed  
> up from
> V301 to V301.5 for a continuation entensive application.  In this  
> case, the
> application domain is models developed using the simulation  
> collection I
> developed.  It was meant as a thanks for the work that went into the
> run-time improvements and as I way that I could guage for myself some
> measure of the speed up.  I am quite satisfied with simple  
> statistics on the
> results - the only variable between runs of the same model has been  
> the
> version of the PLT Scheme system used.  Some of us were also  
> curious about
> the shape of the distributions of run times - another example of  
> which is
> attached here.
> If anyone would like to do some statistically meaningful ananysis  
> on the
> data.  All of the code is available on PLaneT.
> Doug

It's certainly taking awhile under 301 (344 dots so far).

What intrigues me is the interplay between long tails on the  
individual distributions and the convergence rate.

Gregory Woodhouse
gregory.woodhouse at sbcglobal.net

"Education is a progressive discovery
of our own ignorance."
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