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Subject: Re: [boost] different matrix library?
From: Rutger ter Borg (rutger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-16 15:29:48

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
> any constructive comments are welcome
> --
> Pavel

Dear Pavel,

interesting stuff. Although I think it is promising, what exactly does it
have to offer over existing matrix libraries (and uBLAS for that matter)?

IMHO, for a next generation C++ linear algebra library to be really
successful, I think the following properties are desired

 * split containers from expressions
 * split algorithms from expressions, i.e., enable pluggable/customisable
back-ends into the expression templates
 * achieve performance of FORTRAN-based programs (dominant in HPC)

What do you think?

Kind regards,


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