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Subject: Re: [ublas] norm_2_squared in a fast way
From: Manoj Rajagopalan (rmanoj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-06 14:29:03

On Sunday 06 September 2009 10:50:19 am Michael Norel wrote:
> So norm_2(vec) is comparable to "sqrt(inner_prod(vec, vec)) "?

yes, see vector_norm_2::apply() and vector_inner_prod::apply() in

Also there are some #defines which seem to be able to use existing SIMD. One
of these is BOOST_UBLAS_USE_SIMD. I don't know how this works exactly - I'm
guessing this flag is set/reset at configure-time prior to installation.

Also, norm_2(vec) gives you the option to calculate the result more accurately
if you #define BOOST_UBLAS_SCALED_NORM. This gives you a more accurate result
compared to a simple sqrt(inner_prod(vec)) but at the expense of a few more
processor cycles (it controls error propagation). Hence this is useful in
iterative calculations.

-- Manoj