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Subject: Re: [boost] different matrix library?
From: DE (satan66613_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-14 12:15:36

on 14.08.2009 at 19:56
 Joel Falcou wrote :
> DE wrote:
>> behold!
>> i've put my lib in the vault/linalg
>> there are sources as well as documentation (zipped html and CHM file)
>> if you are interested you might try to use it or even perform some
>> performance testing (would you mind to post results in that case?)
>> i tried to write documentation so that any user would be able to
>> figure out what's going on and use the lib without difficulties
>> if you'd run through it i hope you get the image of my proposition
> A few comments :

> * prefer operator () to operator[]. operator[] is never needed and is
> less generic
internally i alwayse use ()
but [] are provided for users' convenience

> * do you handle multi-dimensional matrix with dim > 2 ?

> * separating matrix and vector is a bad idea cause a vector is always a
> matrix. Moreover, you lead the user to wonder about the "orientation" of
> the vector.
but they are handled differently (different public interface)
vector is modeled after std::valarray (everybody knows about valarray)
and matrix is just a generalization of std::valarray behavior
oh and vector is a column-vector

> * a lot of things need to be doen as policy instead of separate class
what do you mean by policy?

> * If you want to handle more complex operations, using a NRC allcoation
> schema is better than a sole T* for holding data
don't get it (forgive my unliteratedness)

> * why rewriting expr. tempalte from scratch when proto's around ?
i've heard and forgotten
i've seen and memorized
i've done and understood
...or something like this


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