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Joined: Dec 23, 2003
Nov 03, 2010 12:08:22
Assume I have a txt file containing ten millions phone number, record unsorted and duplicate, Now I want
1. list top 20 duplicate phone numbers
2. sorted it
3. list duplicate frequency, like one phone number has 200 duplicate.
Which way has best performance? Database is not in the option list.
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Nov 03, 2010 12:48:09
1. devise a way to turn the text of a phone number into a
primitive, probably a long,
2. scan list adding the derived longs to a long array
3. sort the array
the remainder should be obvious.
Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Nov 04, 2010 10:00:33
If it is in a file already you may not need to use java. You could also consider using unix utilities to sort and check for dupes.
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