Re: multivariate statistics v14

From: Tomas Vondra <tomas(dot)vondra(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Petr Jelinek <petr(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: jeff(dot)janes(at)gmail(dot)com, alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: multivariate statistics v14
Date: 2016-03-24 17:12:58
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attached is v17 of the patch series, with these changes:

* rebase to current master (the AM patch caused some conflicts)
* add alterStatistics to reference.sgml (Alvaro)
* move the sample size discussion to README.stats (Alvaro)
* tweak the inner for loop in CREATE STATISTICS (Alvaro)
* use ObjectAddressSet() to create dependencies in statscmds.c (Petr)
* fix whitespace in alterStatistics.sgml (Petr)
* replace custom MIN/MAX with Min/Max in c.h (Petr)
* fix examples in createStatistics.sgml (Tatsuo)

A few more comments inline:

On 03/23/2016 07:23 PM, Petr Jelinek wrote:
> The common.h in backend/utils/mvstat is slightly weird header file
> placement and naming.

True. I plan to move this header to


which is what the other catalogs do (as pointed by Alvaro). Or do you
think another location/name would be more appropriate?

> + values[Anum_pg_mv_statistic_stamcv - 1] = PointerGetDatum(data);
> Why the double space (that's actually in several places in several of
> the patches).

To align the whole block like this:

nulls[Anum_pg_mv_statistic_stadeps -1] = true;
nulls[Anum_pg_mv_statistic_stamcv -1] = true;
nulls[Anum_pg_mv_statistic_stahist -1] = true;
nulls[Anum_pg_mv_statistic_standist -1] = true;

But I won't fight for this too hard, if it breaks rules somehow.

> I don't really understand why 0008 and 0009 are separate patches and
> aren't part of one of the other patches. But otherwise good job on
> splitting the functionality into patchset.

That is mostly because both 0007 and 0008 tweak the GROUP BY estimates,
but 0008 is not really part of this patch (it's discussed separately in
another thread). I admit it may be a bit confusing.


Tomas Vondra
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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