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Re: First look at Guile Std Library available

From: Richard Todd
Subject: Re: First look at Guile Std Library available
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 14:12:28 -0600
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On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 09:34:04PM +0100, Arno Peters wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 11:21:28PM -0600, Richard Todd wrote:
> > There are plenty of things to fill in, and help would be
> > appreciated.  If you have a few hours one weekend, pull out your
> > 'numerical recipes' book and make a scheme version of some
> > algorithms.  Every time someone does this and contributes it to the
> > library, the entire guile community gets more efficient.
> Please check out my guile-numerics project on Savannah
> (  It wraps most of the GNU
> Scientific Library, FFTW and libsndfile through SWIG.  It also
> includes some higher level functions to provide a simpler interface to
> the math routines.  For numerical work, GSL and FFTW have a proven
> track record and it would be foolish to duplicate much of that work.

Ok, that is two people that have taken my 'numerical recipes'
statement very literally.  I was just trying to say, "if you have a
few hours free, you CAN contribute.  Just pick something that's
missing and write it."  I looked to my left, saw the "Numerical
Recipes in C" book on my bookshelf, and used it as an example of
something you can do in a couple hours.

I obviously do not want to blindly duplicate the work of others.

> What is still lacking, though, is a uniform interface for hiding the
> low-level GSL interactions and presenting the user/programmer with a
> consistent scheme interface.  Help with this is always welcome.

I also didn't see any documentation for the interfaces being exported
in the browseable CVS tree off the savannah site, though I may have
missed it.

Richard Todd

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