LINQ: Generate Odd Numbers using Parallel Execution

A couple of months ago, I had written on Generate Odd Numbers within a Range using LINQ. In that post, I had demoed how to ‘sequentially’ generate odd numbers within a Range. However what if you have to generate a large set of numbers and are not interesting in generating the numbers in a sequence, you can use Parallel Execution. The ParallelEnumerable.Range() is just the right method for this requirement which generates a parallel sequence of integer numbers. Let’s see an example:

static void Main(string[] args)
{
  IEnumerable<int> oddNums 
     = ((ParallelQuery<int>)ParallelEnumerable.Range(20, 2000))
  .Where(x => x % 2 != 0)
  .Select(i => i);

  foreach (int n in oddNums) { Console.WriteLine(n); }
  Console.ReadLine();
}

The code more or less remains the same as demoed in my previous article. However there’s an important observation to make - the cast to a ParallelQuery<int>. It is this casting that creates a parallel execution instead of a sequential one.

Run the application, and as you can see, the odd numbers are generated parallel, in no particular oder.

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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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