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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 20040604 10:10:03
"Neal D. Becker" <ndbecker2_at_[hidden]> writes:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>
>> Tom Brinkman <reportbase_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>
>>> In short, lets tell the world that this is the
>>> premiere place for advanced mathmatical library
>>> development, as I believe that it could be.
>>>
>>> Comments?
>>
>> 1. I think oonumerics.org has the jump on us here, though the site
>> seems to be douwn at this moment.
>>
>> 2. I will be starting work on a rewrite of MTL (the Matrix
>> Template Library) for linear algebra soon.
>>
>
> What do you plan for MTL? How is it different than ublas?
MTL is aimed at linear algebra, whereas IIUC ublas is not.
There's a lot more to what's in the current plan than I can lay out
here, but the focus will be on support for different kinds of matrices
with combinations of these aspects
o Shape
o Orientation
o Symmetry
o Sparsity
o Blocking
o Upper / Lower storage
o Unit diagonal
o Etc.
and operations like:
o scalarvector (vectorscalar) multiplication
o vector addition (and subtraction)
o apply linear operator (left)
o norm
o inner product
o triangular solve
...
with expression templates, and of course, zero abstraction penalty ;)
 Dave Abrahams Boost Consulting http://www.boostconsulting.com
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