improving a huge double-for cycle

Alexzive zasaconsulting at
Thu Sep 18 14:25:02 CEST 2008

Hello there :) ,

I am a python newbie and need to run following code for a task in an
external simulation programm called "Abaqus" which makes use of python
to access the mesh (ensamble of nodes with xy coordinates) of a
certain geometrical model.

[IN is the starting input containing the nodes to be check, there are
some double nodes with the same x and y coordinates which need to be
removed. SN is the output containing such double nodes]

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    for i in range(len(IN)): #scan all elements of the list IN
      for j in range(len(IN)):
        if i <> j:
         if IN[i].coordinates[0] == IN[j].coordinates[0]:
           if IN[i].coordinates[1] == IN[j].coordinates[1]:

Unfortunately my len(IN) is about 100.000 and the running time about
15h !!!! :(

Any idea to improve it?

I have already tried to group the "if statements" in a single one:

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    if i <> j and if IN[i].coordinates[0] == IN[j].coordinates[0] and
if IN[i].coordinates[1] == IN[j].coordinates[1]:

but no improvements.

Many thanks, Alex

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