It takes in a temporary document giving the current "water level" at each node and outputs the water level at each node after 1 time increment. This output is fed back as input to calculate the water levels at the next second.The algorithm in question essentially models flow along a directed network.Hi all,I'm curious as to if there is a good rule of thumb as to when it is faster to use maps or temporary documents to store data. I was surprised to find recently that switching from temporary documents to maps doubled the time of processing. I had expected maps to perhaps be a bit faster, especially in this case because the temporary documents were essentially just emulating a map.
For the original algorithm, the data was exchanged with the basic structure of<to y="node id" value="water level"/>. In each iteration a sequence of these was fed in and a new sequence was calculated and spit out:
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