Re: [xsl] Duplicates in a sequence ?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Duplicates in a sequence ?
From: "Leo Studer leo.studer@xxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:58:30 -0000

>> exists($vSeq[index-of($vSeq,.)[2]][1] )
> I think that if there are no duplicates, this is O(n^2), whereas the
distinct-values solution is O(n log n). Harder to judge how they compare if
duplicates are more probable: I think this is O(m*n) where n is the size of
the sequence and m is the expected number of items between two duplicates,
i.e. m=1/p where p is the probability of an item being a duplicate.

I agree the above is O(n^2) with no duplicates. However I wonder how
distinct-values is implemented with Saxon that you say it is O(n log n). What
intrigues me is that the order does not change on Oxygen 16.1.


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