Let me try this again more generally. I am trying to optimize a function in PHP that handles very large result sets, which are transferred to arrays, and that does some extremely heavy lifting in terms of calculations on those arrays. By design, it iterates through each possible combination of two result sets, and does some calculations on those results. As you can imagine, the numbers get quite large, quite fast; sets of 500 by 1000 necessitate a half-million calculations.
So, short of rewriting this function in C, which I cannot do, are there any suggestions for optimizing. For example: 1) is there any advantage to caching an array as a local file? 2) the script pumps the results of the calculations into a new table.. would it be faster to dump it into a local file instead? 3) is there any advantage to executing the script as a CGI? (does that make sense? I don't know if I know the correct jargon here...) Any other tips folks have for scripts that handle a lot of calculations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php