O( n ) rendering engine for Tables would be
Through some very informal testing, it appears that
the rendering engine for Tables runs at O( n-
squared). While this is not a problem for tables of
up to a few thousand rows, it can become
prohibitive as the table gets larger.
Some time samples follow for my report generator
running on a 1G processor with 256 Meg RAM.
note that this is for the rendering only. The times I
recorded for the data preparation appear to be O(
n ). Also, the RAM available in the machine was
sufficient to perform these runs without requiring
significant virtual memory usage. OS is Windows
NT 4.0, SP 6.
Rows Rendering time (sec)