Change menu text for "Remove Consecutive Duplicate Lines" ?



  • Hello, @ekopalypse,

    I’ve just tried out your script, about removing duplicates lines, with a local N++ v7.6.3, 32 bits release and nothing occured :-((

    My Python script version is 1.3.0.0 and NO error message is displayed on the console !

    My Python interpreter seems OK, as other scripts just work as expected !

    I used this simple sample text below :

    abcde
    fgh
    abcde
    jk
    opq
    abcde
    fgh
    jk
    fgh
    abcde
    

    I also, tried to sort it out first, to select a line, a block of lines or all text => No result --(( I also suppressed the line numbering, just in case…

    Here is my debug info :

    Notepad++ v7.6.3   (32-bit)
    Build time : Jan 27 2019 - 17:20:30
    Path : D:\@@\763\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS : Windows XP (32-bit)
    Plugins : BetterMultiSelection.dll ComparePlugin.dll DSpellCheck.dll ElasticTabstops.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PythonScript.dll TabIndentSpaceAlign.dll 
    

    Note that the v7.6.3 version is my last version, where I installed the PythonScript plugin and that my Win XP laptop contains numerous portable N++ versions, with various plugins in each ;-))

    So, am I missing something obvious ?!

    BR

    guy038



  • @guy038

    sorry, yes, I only posted the function itself - it must be called of course :-)

    def remove_duplicates():
        unique_lines = set()
        duplicates = []
        for line_num, line in enumerate(editor.getCharacterPointer().splitlines()):
            if line not in unique_lines:
                unique_lines.add(line)
            else:
                duplicates.append(line_num)
    
        for line_num in reversed(duplicates):
            editor.deleteLine(line_num)
    
    remove_duplicates()
    


  • Somewhat equivalently, one could remove the def remove_duplicates(): line (and now also the remove_duplicates() line), and outdent the remaining lines, and it will also work fine. :)



  • @Ekopalypse ,

    I just tried it out. With the call, it works for me on @guy038’s data.

    The one thing I would suggest would be to wrap it in a editor.beginUndoAction() / editor.endUndoAction() pair. If I’m doing a bulk delete, I want to be able to bulk undo, too. :-)



  • @PeterJones

    depending on the how many duplicates it found, yes, it could become quite cumbersome
    if one would try to undo it :-)

    def remove_duplicates():
        unique_lines = set()
        duplicates = []
        for line_num, line in enumerate(editor.getCharacterPointer().splitlines()):
            if line not in unique_lines:
                unique_lines.add(line)
            else:
                duplicates.append(line_num)
    
        for line_num in reversed(duplicates):
            editor.deleteLine(line_num)
    
    editor.beginUndoAction() 
    remove_duplicates()
    editor.endUndoAction()


  • Hi, @Ekopalypse, @alan-kilborn, @peterjones and all,

    Oh… my bad ! I’m feeling really silly, right now :-(( So elementary !


    Now, as the native Remove consecutive duplicate lines N++ option does not take any selection in account, @ekopalypse, would it be easy enough to just consider the current main selection ? If so, it could be an interesting enhancement of this native N++ command ;-))

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • @guy038

    yes but what should happen with the selection afterwards?
    Should it simply disappear or should it select the remaining unique lines?



  • @ekopalypse,

    To my mind, I don’t think that it’s necessary to keep the selection. Indeed, it just would be a mean to define the part of file to be processed, afterwards !

    What’s your feeling about it ?

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • @guy038

    not sure, I guess providing a flag which can be set is good enough. In case one wants it
    turn it on, if not, turn it off.

    If not someone else is jumping in then I will follow up tomorrow, as it is already past midnight but I know you know this as you are from France as I remember.

    'til tomorrow.



  • Hi @guy038
    as promised here a version with a selection option.

    def remove_duplicates():
        unselect_after_removable = False
        unique_lines = set()
        duplicates = []
        if editor.getSelectionEmpty():
            for line_num, line in enumerate(editor.getCharacterPointer().splitlines()):
                if line not in unique_lines:
                    unique_lines.add(line)
                else:
                    duplicates.append(line_num)
        else:
            start, end = editor.getUserLineSelection()
            for line_num in range(start, end+1) :
                line = editor.getLine(line_num)
                if line not in unique_lines:
                    unique_lines.add(line)
                else:
                    duplicates.append(line_num)
    
        for line_num in reversed(duplicates):
            editor.deleteLine(line_num)
    
        if unselect_after_removable:
            editor.clearSelections()
    


  • Hi, @ekopalypse and All,

    This time, I was warned ;-)) So, adding the part, below, to your script allowed me to appreciate your last version :

    editor.beginUndoAction() 
    remove_duplicates()
    editor.endUndoAction()
    

    If no main selection is present, all file contents are processed. Else, the selection range, only, is concerned. Nice, indeed ;-))

    I built a sample file containing, roughly, 497,000 lines, all different and I added a block of 15 lines, 128 times, each block being separated from the next one, with between 800 to 7500 lines, which, finally, gave me a file of almost 500,000 lines. On my out-dated laptop ( Win XP, 1GB of RAM ! ), No problem. It took 31s about to be processed !

    BR

    guy038

    P.S. :

    Yes, I know ! Why can’t he buy a recent laptop, with a 250 Gb SSD for Windows 10, 8 Gb of SDRAM, a 2 To SATA HD and 2 Go NVIDIA GeForce, as everybody ? Well, I think I’m about to reach the tipping point ;-))

    Note that I did not emphasize these laptop’s characteristics as I’m not quite certain they are all accurate !!



  • @guy038

    hehe :-)
    31s is long time - would be interesting to see your results using this little test
    I assume the ram might be bottleneck, would you mind making some test
    with 50 000 instead of 500 000 lines as well?

    import time
    from random import randint
    
    
    def create_unique_lines(num_of_lines):
        lines = ['sample data {0} on line {0}\r\n'.format(x) for x in range(num_of_lines)]
        editor.setText(''.join(lines))
    
    
    
    def create_duplicates(num_of_duplicates):
        max_lines = editor.getLineCount()
        duplicated_lines = []
        for i in range(num_of_duplicates):
            duplicate_line = randint(1, max_lines)
            duplicated_lines.append(editor.getLine(duplicate_line))
        editor.appendText(''.join(duplicated_lines))
        editor.scrollToEnd()
    
    
    def remove_duplicates():
        unselect_after_removable = False
        unique_lines = set() # here much faster than lists
        duplicates = []
        if editor.getSelectionEmpty():
            for line_num, line in enumerate(editor.getCharacterPointer().splitlines()):
                if line not in unique_lines:
                    unique_lines.add(line)
                else:
                    duplicates.append(line_num)
        else:
            start, end = editor.getUserLineSelection()
            for line_num in range(start, end+1) :
                line = editor.getLine(line_num)
                if line not in unique_lines:
                    unique_lines.add(line)
                else:
                    duplicates.append(line_num)
    
        for line_num in reversed(duplicates):
            editor.deleteLine(line_num)
    
        if unselect_after_removable:
            editor.clearSelections()
    
    
    def main():
        keep_going = '0'
        while keep_going:
            keep_going = notepad.prompt('1 = Create data    2 = Create duplicates    3 = Remove duplicates',
                                        'Choose action',
                                        '1' if keep_going == '3' else str(int(keep_going) + 1))
    
            if keep_going == '1':
                create_unique_lines(500000)
            elif keep_going == '2':
                create_duplicates(10)
            elif keep_going == '3':
                editor.beginUndoAction()
                s = time.time()
                remove_duplicates()
                print(time.time() - s)
                editor.endUndoAction()
                break
            else:
                break
    
    
    main()
    

    The last action, number 3, or pressing the cancel button breaks the loop.
    Btw. I get 0.33 seconds removing 10 duplicates from 500 000 lines on my machine.
    First gen i5 2500 but with plenty of ram - 16gb :-)



  • Hello @ekopalypse and All,

    My original file consisted of 500,000 lines about, between 40 and 270 characters.So, this could explain the long execution time noticed, on my weak configuration !

    To give you an idea, running several times your second script, yesterday, and this morning, took between 0.937 s and 1.328 s on my old laptop !


    Now, after running once more time, your script, I cancelled it, right before the “remove duplicate lines” action. Then :

    • I deleted the first line sample data 0 on line 0

    • I added the line sample data 500000 on line 500000, at the end of file

    • I moved the random block of the 10 duplicate lines, below, to the very beginning of file :

    sample data 215497 on line 215497
    sample data 444992 on line 444992
    sample data 413618 on line 413618
    sample data 117035 on line 117035
    sample data 185573 on line 185573
    sample data 25978 on line 25978
    sample data 275256 on line 275256
    sample data 251521 on line 251521
    sample data 328003 on line 328003
    sample data 342755 on line 342755
    
    • Afterwards, I used a regex S/R, in order to add this 10 lines block, right after line 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, and so on … till 495,000 and finally 500,000

      • SEARCH [50]000\R\K

      • REPLACE sample data 215497 on line 215497\r\nsample data 444992 on line 444992\r\nsample data 413618 on line 413618\r\nsample data 117035 on line 117035\r\nsample data 185573 on line 185573\r\nsample data 25978 on line 25978\r\nsample data 275256 on line 275256\r\nsample data 251521 on line 251521\r\nsample data 328003 on line 328003\r\nsample data 342755 on line 342755\r\n

    So, I obtained a 501,000 lines file ( = 500,000 initial lines + 100 blocks of 10 duplicate lines )


    To end, in your initial Remove duplicates script I added the timer. Running the script, on the 501,000 lines file, took between 9.86 s and 11.94 s, depending of the location of caret, before execution. Everything was OK ! I did get, again, each time, a file containing 500,000 lines ;-))

    For information, the bock of the 10 duplicate lines kept, was the one located between lines 5,000 and 5,001 !

    Important remark : Your script is correct as long as the word wrap feature is NOT set ! Otherwise, results are quite incoherent :-(( This seems quite natural as I often noticed that navigation, throughout an huge file, is very, very slow when the Word wrap feature is enabled, even when there’s no highlighting !

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • @guy038

    thank you for your tests. ~10s for your aged laptop seems to be ok, I guess.

    What do you mean by

    Your script is correct as long as the word wrap feature is NOT set

    ?
    While testing I didn’t encounter a situation that duplicates still exists after running the script. WordWrap and long lines are performance killers, that’s for sure, but the script should still work correctly.


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