Mapping with continguous ranges of keys
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Dec 15 15:48:22 EST 2016
On 12/15/2016 12:27 PM, Thomas Nyberg wrote:
> On 12/15/2016 09:06 AM, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
>> Has anyone dealt with data like this and could give a recommendation
>> of the
>> right data structure to use?
> I haven't dealt with a data structure exactly like this, but it's
> basically a sparse array.
A sparse array has at least half missing values. This one has none on
the defined domain, but contiguous dupicates.
> (I'm sure it has a name somewhere in the
> academic literature, but I couldn't find it with a quick search right
'Sparse array' is the name for sparse arrays. I cannot think of one for
blocks of duplicates.
Terry Jan Reedy
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