"Jim C. Nasby" <> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 06:09:37PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Can anyone suggest a more general rule? Do we need for example to
>> consider whether the relation membership is the same in two clauses
>> that might be opposite sides of a range restriction? It seems like
>> a.x > b.y AND a.x < b.z
> In a case like this, you could actually look at the data in b and see
> what the average range size is.
Not with the current statistics --- you'd need some kind of cross-column
statistics involving both y and z. (That is, I doubt it would be
helpful to estimate the average range width by taking the difference of
independently-calculated mean values of y and z ...) But yeah, in
principle it would be possible to make a non-default estimate.
regards, tom lane