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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-17 15:30:53

Eric Niebler wrote:
> I am working on a new library. It is a computational framework where the
> computations follow the following pattern:
> - Users build a computational object by selecting the computations
> they are interested in (or author their own computational primimtives
> which fit within the framework).
> - Users push data into the object one sample at a time
> - The object computes the requested quantities in the most
> efficient method possible (resolving dependencies between
> requested calculations, cacheing intermediate results, etc.)
> - The object may or may not be stateful.
> What should such a library be called? Is there an accepted term for such
> a computational model?

IIUC, the idea shares concepts with Adobe's Adam. They use the term
"spreadsheet" in that context. Despite the lack of any visual
representation, I like the term because it describes the concept very

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