Popularity
6.3
Growing
Activity
3.2
-
1,524
71
183

Description

fastutil provides a huge collection of specialized classes generated starting from a parameterized version; the classes are much more compact and much faster than the general ones. Please read the package documentation for more information.

The compiled code is contained in the jar file, and should be installed where you keep Java extensions. Note that the jar file is huge, due to the large number of classes: if you plan to ship your own jar with some fastutil classes included, you should look at AutoJar or similar tools to extract automatically the necessary classes.

You have to "make sources" to get the actual Java sources; finally, "ant jar" and "ant javadoc" will generate the jar file and the API documentation.

The Java sources are generated using a C preprocessor. The gencsource.sh script reads in a driver file, that is, a Java source that uses some preprocessor-defined symbols and some conditional compilation, and produces a (fake) C source, which includes the driver code and some definitions that customize the environment.

Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: High Performance    
Latest version: v8.3.1

fastutil alternatives and similar libraries

Based on the "High Performance" category.
Alternatively, view fastutil alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.

Do you think we are missing an alternative of fastutil or a related project?

Add another 'High Performance' Library

README

Welcome to fastutil

fastutil extends the Java Collections Framework by providing type-specific maps, sets, lists, and queues with a small memory footprint and fast access and insertion; it provides also big (64-bit) arrays, sets, and lists, sorting algorithms, fast, practical I/O classes for binary and text files, and facilities for memory mapping large files.

Since version 8.5.5, fastutil is split into two jars for convenience:

  • fastutil-core.jar contains data structures based on integers, longs, doubles, and objects;

  • fastutil.jar is the classic distribution, containing all classes.

Note that core classes are duplicated in the standard jar, so if you are depending on both (for example, because of transitive dependencies) you should exclude the core jar.

Previous split versions would provide different classes in different jars, but managing sensibly dependencies turned out to be impossible.

You can also create a small, customized fastutil jar (which you can put in your repo, local maven repo, etc.) using the find-deps.sh shell script. It has mild prerequisites, as only the jdeps tool is required (bundled with JDK 8). It can be used to identify all fastutil classes your project uses and build a minimized jar only containing the necessary classes.

Building

First, you have to make sources to get the actual Java sources. After that, ant jar will generate a single jar file; ant javadoc will generate the API documentation; ant junit will run the unit tests.

If you want to obtain the three jars above, you have to run the script split.sh, and then ant osgi-rest.

The Java sources are generated using a C preprocessor. The gencsource.sh script reads in a driver file, that is, a Java source that uses some preprocessor-defined symbols and some conditional compilation, and produces a (fake) C source, which includes the driver code and some definitions that customize the environment.