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Methods of randomization of large files with high volatility

Journal of library automation [March 1970]

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Copyright (c) 1970 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: Key-to-address conversion algorithm which have been used for a large, direct access file are compared with respect to record density and access time. Cumulative distribution functions are plotted to demonstrate the distribution of addresses generated by each method. The long-standing practice of counting address collisions is shown to be less valuable in judging algorithm effectiveness than considering the maximum number of contiguously occupied file locations.


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Publication Year:1970
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 3 Number 1
Issue:March 1970
Page(s):79-86
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2003
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00