[UPHPU] automatic calculation procedure?
bigdog at venticon.com
Tue Aug 29 23:18:26 MDT 2006
Connor Boyack wrote:
> Ladies and gents,
> I am developing a site where I need to rank things based on a certain
> calculation. The easiest way to explain this is using digg.com - they have
> an algorithm that calculates how many diggs there have been in a set amount
> of time, and if it meets their criteria, the post is then flagged to be
> posted on the front page.
> I need to calculate something similar to that situation, and I'm not sure
> how to do it. It will need to be automated, so that every minute it checks
> the other listings, and determines if they are to be flagged or not, based
> on some calculations. How can I do this? Does MySQL have something that
> lets you do this type of thing, or do you have to run a cron job on a php
> file that has the calculations?
here are some questions:
1. where is the data stored that is input into the calculations?
2. where does the result from the calculations need to go?
I have done something probably similar and i have done it as cron jobs, database
stored procedures (with triggers) and other scripting methods.
you are kinda free on how you do it as long as you are getting the right data :)
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