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Subject: Re: [boost] Automatic differentiation (and complex numbers) with lazy component evaluation
From: Hal Finkel (half_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-26 19:37:53

DE and Kim,

Thank you for your responses. I've applied for a sandbox account, and
once that is set up, I'll start working on a boostified version. I'll
also work on constructing a Boost.Proto-based version, and then the two
implementations can be compared.


On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 20:13 +0200, Kim Kuen Tang wrote:
> Hi folks,
> DE schrieb:
> > on 26.04.2010 at 20:27
> > Hal Finkel wrote :
> >
> > hi there
> > i do like the idea of algorithmic differentiation very much and
> > personally i would be very happy to have such a lib
> As DE already stated it is a needed library in the real world
> programming. Contribution in this direction is welcome.
> >
> > unfortunately i have no time to see your implementation or make any
> > suggestions so this whole message is actually useless
> >
> > but at least i can manifest my personal interest in such a library
> >
> > and i think that implementing ET aside from proto is fine since it
> > does not introduce additional dependencies (i.e. if i want to use a
> > subset of boost collection)
> > however more advanced boost developers might disagree with my point
> Programming the AD is like designing a DSEL and this is what proto was
> designed for. There is a learning curve before using proto but since you
> are able to use Expression template this should not be a problem for
> you. The results using proto are also amazing. Take a look at spirit and
> the upcoming version of phoenix v3.
> good luck.
> i will be happy to see your implementation.
> >
> > so good luck
> > as far as i have time i'll try to join you
> >
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