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Subject: Re: [ublas] New uBLAS maintainer
From: Rutger ter Borg (rutger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-16 03:39:25

David Bellot wrote:

> First of all, I want to say a big Thank You to Gunter for all the great
> work he did on uBLAS and a personal Thank You to help me getting on-board
> and starting my new duty as uBLAS maintainer.

Indeed, many thanks, Gunter! Hopefully you will stay around.

> (1) as you can imagine, in machine learning, one often needs to "randomly"
> access to sub-matrices. A good framework is already in place for
> matrix_view, I would like to extend it so that to make it as versatile as
> it is in other libraries or even Matlab.

What also would be handy, would be efficient resizing of matrices. I.e., an
allocation strategy similar to std::vector. A long time ago, I wrote a quick
and dirty version of something like this at

> (3) bindings are a hot topic. Let's be pragmatic: it's not supposed to be
> part of uBLAS but having a standard interface would add a strong value to
> uBLAS. And, I am like others, I want to play with my brand new nVidia
> card.
> (5) Bindings for big libraries are also important and subject to
> discussion. I think we have to work more on the interface between all
> standard libraries when it is needed because, at the end of the day,
> people also want to use uBLAS to make computations with existing standard
> and not just write brand new algorithms.

Not sure if (3) and (5) are connected, but in any case, I'd be happy to
contribute to interfacing with/to the numeric_bindings library.

I won't make it too long, given the reactions I read so far, I guess you
already have work for the coming year :-).