Math::SZaru::TopEstimator - Statistical estimator of the 'top N' items based on CountSketch algorithm
use Math::SZaru::TopEstimator; my $ue = Math::SZaru::TopEstimator->new($num_top_elems_to_track); $ue->add_elem("foo"); $ue->add_weighted_elem("bar", 100); # same as ->add_elem times 100 $ue->add_elems("foo", "bar"); # same as ->add_elem for each one $ue->add_weighted_elems("foo" => 10, "bar" => 20); # add many more elems ... my $inserted_elems_count = $ue->tot_elems; my $estimated_list_of_top_elements = $ue->estimate(); # $estimated_list_of_top_elements is now something like: # [ ["most frequent string", $count], ["second most frequent string, $count], # [...], [...], ..., ["nth most frequent string", $count] ]
Math::SZaru::TopEstimator provides a statistical estimate of the 'top N' most frequent data items in a stream. This is based on CountSketch algorithm from "Finding Frequent Items in Data Streams", Moses Charikar, Kevin Chen and Martin Farach-Colton, 2002.
Constructor. Expects an integer indicating the number of "top" items to track.
Given a string, adds the string to the TopEstimator.
add_elem, but accepts an arbitrary number of strings to insert into the estimator at once.
Given a string and a count N, adds that string N times to the estimator (with a weight of N). Functionality-wise same as calling doing
$est->add_elem("foo") for 1..$N, but much faster.
This is to
add_elems is to
add_elem. Takes a list of string, count, string, count, ....
Returns the total count of the number of elements that were added to the estimator.
Returns a reference to an array containing as many records as were configured to be tracked at construction time. Each record, in order, represents the n-th most frequent item in the input stream -- estimated.
Each record is a reference to an array of the value (string) and its' estimated total number of occurrences in the input.
Steffen Mueller, <email@example.com>
The Perl wrapper of the SZaru library is:
Copyright (C) 2013 by Steffen Mueller
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