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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-22 10:38:17

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, David Abrahams wrote:
david.> > In libs/numberic/doc you will find LinearAlgebraConcepts.html which
david.> > describes the high-level concepts for linear algebra operations.
david.> One thing I think is missing from this document is
david.> InvertibleLinearOperator. Do you agree, or did you imagine
david.> the role of that concept being filled in some other way?

Hmm, I've always thought of creating an inverse as something an algorithm,
or collection of algorithms, would do. That it would not just be a single
"operation" that could be described in a concept. However, if we could fit
taking an inverse into a nice interface that fits as an "operation"
without sacrificing performance, that would be nice, so I'm open to that

david.> > We do not
david.> > yet have concept documents describing vector and matrix traversal. Perhaps
david.> > I can whip ones of those out soon.
david.> I'd like to work with you on that (but perhaps after the
david.> tmpw01 paper is polished ;-)).

Yeah, I'm going to be a busy little bee. I've also got the final draft of
the BGL book due on the 27th!


 Jeremy Siek
 Ph.D. Student, Indiana Univ. B'ton email: jsiek_at_[hidden]
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