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Jan 17, 2016 5:30 PM
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I have a list of specific values I am interested in identifying in my data set (specific values of the :MeasurementGroup column). I created a new column called "Value of Interest?" with a formula to generate an indicator: either YES or NO

dt1 << New Column( "Value of Interest?",

Character,

Nominal,

Formula( If(

:MeasurementGroup == "A", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "B", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "C", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "D", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "E", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "F", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "G", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "AA", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "BB", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "CC", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "ZZ", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "ABC", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "DEC", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "WSA", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "RSS", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "DVC", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "SFS", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "AAZ", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "ZZA", "YES",

:MeasurementGroup == "TTT", "YES",

"NO") )

);

My datatable has close to 1 million rows... and it seems to churn for a bit before populating. Is there a more efficient way to acheive this same result?

Any help is greatly appreciated! thanks

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Jan 18, 2016 5:23 AM
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Solution

The Match function is effective for multiple choices. I did a quick test: with a million rows *Match*, *Loc* and *If* complete in 2.1 sec, 6.9 sec and 10.2 sec, respectively.

dt << **New Column****(**"Value of Interest",

Character,

Nominal,

Formula**(**

Match**(**:MeasurementGroup,

"A", "YES",

"B", "YES",

"C", "YES",

"D", "YES",

"E", "YES",

"F", "YES",

"G", "YES",

"AA", "YES",

"BB", "YES",

"CC", "YES",

"ZZ", "YES",

"ABC", "YES",

"DEC", "YES",

"WSA", "YES",

"RSS", "YES",

"DVC", "YES",

"SFS", "YES",

"AAZ", "YES",

"ZZA", "YES",

"TTT", "YES",

"NO"

**)**

**)**

**)**;

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Jan 17, 2016 6:13 PM
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I would try using the LOC() function

if(N Rows(Loc({"A","B","C",...............},MeasurementGroup))>0,"Yes","NO")

Jim

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Jan 18, 2016 5:23 AM
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The Match function is effective for multiple choices. I did a quick test: with a million rows *Match*, *Loc* and *If* complete in 2.1 sec, 6.9 sec and 10.2 sec, respectively.

dt << **New Column****(**"Value of Interest",

Character,

Nominal,

Formula**(**

Match**(**:MeasurementGroup,

"A", "YES",

"B", "YES",

"C", "YES",

"D", "YES",

"E", "YES",

"F", "YES",

"G", "YES",

"AA", "YES",

"BB", "YES",

"CC", "YES",

"ZZ", "YES",

"ABC", "YES",

"DEC", "YES",

"WSA", "YES",

"RSS", "YES",

"DVC", "YES",

"SFS", "YES",

"AAZ", "YES",

"ZZA", "YES",

"TTT", "YES",

"NO"

**)**

**)**

**)**;

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Jan 19, 2016 9:02 AM
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Jan 19, 2016 9:33 AM
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Jim, thank you for the quick response! I was able to implement the LOC function and see an immediate improvement in speed!

MS, thank you for improving upon this further and teaching me the MATCH function (and providing the speed comparison)!

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Jan 19, 2016 8:42 PM
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Hi JMPBeginner,

**** Please refer to the attached .jsl file to see these scripts as intended. I have been having trouble getting my posts to display correctly, and if you copy/paste or type in the scripts that appear below, I am not sure if they will work. They look incorrect when I post them, but they look OK when I edit, so I am not sure what to do except attach a script file. My apologies!

*****

If you are willing to use value labels (for large tables, this can save a good deal of disk space, as well), you have another couple of speedy options:

1) A formula-based approach using the Contains() function:

dt << New Column( "y/n 2",

formula(

Contains(

{"A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "AA", "BB", "CC", "ZZ", "ABC", "DEC", "WSA", "RSS", "DVC", "SFS", "AAZ", "ZZA", "TTT"},

:MeasurementGroup

) != 0

),

<<Add Column Properties( value labels( {0, 1}, {"NO", "YES"} ) )

);

2) A non-formula based approach: JMP works with tables very quickly; the speed of this approach shocked me a little, given that a completely new table must be created and closed:

dt = Current Data Table();

dt2 = New Table( "mt", invisible );

Column( dt2, 1 ) << datatype( character ) << set name( "MeasurementGroup" ) << set values(

{"A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "AA", "BB", "CC", "ZZ", "ABC", "DEC", "WSA", "RSS", "DVC", "SFS", "AAZ", "ZZA", "TTT"}

);

dt2 << New Column( "y/n", <<set each value( 1 ) );

dt << New Column( "y/n", <<set each value( 0 ) );

dt << Update( With( dt2 ), Match Columns( :Measurement Group = :MeasurementGroup ), Add Columns from Update table( None ) );

Column( dt, "y/n" ) << Add Column Properties( value labels( {0, 1}, {"NO", "YES"} ) );

Close( dt2, nosave );

On a million row table, I was getting runtimes of ~ 2.4 seconds for the Match function. (MS's computer seems to be faster than mine ;-)

The runtimes of approach 1 above were ~ 0.8 seconds, while the runtimes of approach 2 were ~ 0.4 seconds.

Cheers,

Brady

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Jan 20, 2016 6:47 AM
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Looks good Brady!

BTW when I post code I copy/paste the JSL into a word document, and then copy/paste from there to the forum. That preserves the look of the JSL editor.

For example:

dt << **New Column(** "y/n 2",

formula**(**

Contains**(****{**"A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "AA", "BB", "CC", "ZZ", "ABC", "DEC", "WSA",

"RSS", "DVC", "SFS", "AAZ", "ZZA", "TTT"**}**, :MeasurementGroup

**)** != **0**

**)**,

**)**;

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Jan 20, 2016 8:06 AM
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