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"extending" BinCounts, need for speed

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  • Subject: [mg15871] "extending" BinCounts, need for speed
  • From: Olivier Pelletier <pelletie at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 23:33:29 -0500
  • Organization: Universite Paris-Sud, France.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I have a huge (i.e. Length[list]>50000) list of points (a point being a
list {ai,bi})
I need to process it using a BinCounts-like function doing the
if ai is in the i-th "bin" then I should add bi to the value of this
bin. (BinCounts  takes a list of numbers and adds unity to the bin
corresponding to the value of the number).
Using Do[bin[[ai]]+= bi, {i,Length[my_list]}] simply takes too much
Any suggestion to improve the speed.
Thanks to everyone in advance


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