Minor pgbench documentation improvements so that the description is more
- a pgbench script may not contain SQL commands, it only needs not to be
- point out explicitely variable setting meta commands.
- the formula is short enough to fit on a line.
diff --git a/doc/src/sgml/ref/pgbench.sgml b/doc/src/sgml/ref/pgbench.sgml
index f3afedb..8224417 100644
@@ -744,11 +744,10 @@ pgbench <optional> <replaceable>options</> </optional> <replaceable>dbname</>
- A script file contains one or more SQL commands terminated by
- semicolons. Empty lines and lines beginning with
- <literal>--</> are ignored. Script files can also contain
- <quote>meta commands</>, which are interpreted by <application>pgbench</>
- itself, as described below.
+ A script file contains one or more commands, which are either SQL commands
+ terminated by semicolons or <quote>meta commands</> interpreted by
+ <application>pgbench</> itself, as described below.
+ Empty lines and lines beginning with <literal>--</> are ignored.
@@ -766,13 +765,13 @@ pgbench <optional> <replaceable>options</> </optional> <replaceable>dbname</>
There is a simple variable-substitution facility for script files.
Variables can be set by the command-line <option>-D</> option,
- explained above, or by the meta commands explained below.
+ explained above, or by meta commands <literal>\set</> and
+ <literal>\setshell</> explained below.
In addition to any variables preset by <option>-D</> command-line options,
there are a few variables that are preset automatically, listed in
<xref linkend="pgbench-automatic-variables">. A value specified for these
variables using <option>-D</> takes precedence over the automatic presets.
- Once set, a variable's
- value can be inserted into a SQL command by writing
+ Once set, a variable's value can be inserted into a SQL command by writing
<literal>:</><replaceable>variablename</>. When running more than
one client session, each session has its own set of variables.
@@ -1064,8 +1063,7 @@ f(x) = exp(-parameter * (x - min) / (max - min + 1)) / (1 - exp(-parameter))
function of the standard normal distribution, with mean <literal>mu</>
defined as <literal>(max + min) / 2.0</>, with
-f(x) = PHI(2.0 * parameter * (x - mu) / (max - min + 1)) /
- (2.0 * PHI(parameter) - 1)
+f(x) = PHI(2.0 * parameter * (x - mu) / (max - min + 1)) / (2.0 * PHI(parameter) - 1)
then value <replaceable>i</> between <replaceable>min</> and
<replaceable>max</> inclusive is drawn with probability:
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