On Dec12, 2013, at 19:29 , Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> However ... where this thread started was not about trying to reduce
> the remaining statistical imperfections in our existing sampling method.
> It was about whether we could reduce the number of pages read for an
> acceptable cost in increased statistical imperfection.

True, but Jeff's case shows that even the imperfections of the current
sampling method are larger than what the n_distinct estimator expects.

Making it even more biased will thus require us to rethink how we
obtain a n_distinct estimate or something equivalent. I don't mean that
as an argument against changing the sampling method, just as something
to watch out for.

best regards,
Florian Pflug

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