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bag, bucket, capture, coll, funbuff, offer, table, dict

Dec 03 2012 | 9:46 am

I’m doing some reading – up and going through the objects just to see if I discover an object that can simplify some of my patches (admitted, it’s a bit directionless but I like doing this time to time)

For storing data, and retreiving or analyzing there seems to be a large range of options!

Eg it seems to me I may as well use ‘coll’ where I can and not bother with bag, bucket, funbuff and offer – or do they have some advantages I could make use of?

What are your recommendations for the use of each of them?

Dec 03 2012 | 6:22 pm

That isn’t an inclusive list of storage methods. There are also [table], [itable], [dict], [jit.matrix], and simple lists, among others.

The objects you list all have their unique features. I use bucket and funbuff fairly regularly, for the unique things they do.

[coll] is still my go-to bulk storage object, but the cool kids are using [dict]

Dec 04 2012 | 4:22 pm

I was afraid of that.. Thanks Chris. is there any resource that compares them, eg table-style or is it just a case of going through all the helpfiles, and making friends with a few of them?

Dec 04 2012 | 6:26 pm

I think that I would start out becoming good friends w/ coll and table, and then see where your needs take you.

The tutorials may have a compare/contrast on storage methods.

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