Implements the Field Code Forest (FCF) algorithm of Garfinkel et al (1986) to
derive all essentially new implicit edits from an editarray. The FCF is really
a single, highly unbalanced tree. This algorithm traverses the tree, pruning many
unnecessary branches, uses
blocks to divide and conquer, and
optimizes traversing order. See Van der Loo (2012) for a description
of the algorithms.
A 3-element named
list, where element
E is an
editarray containing all
nodes contains information on the number of nodes in the tree and vs the number of nodes
duration contains user, system and elapsed time inseconds.
summary method for
editarray prints this information.
R.S. Garfinkel, A.S. Kunnathur and G.E. Liepins (1986). Optimal imputation of erroneous data: categorical data, general edits. Operations Research 34, 744-751.
M.P.J. Van der Loo (2012). Variable elimination and edit generation with a flavour of semigroup algebra (submitted)