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From Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maison...@free.fr>
Subject Re: [Math] Proposal for a set of interoperable interfaces for mathematical structures
Date Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:10:56 GMT
Le 21/01/2012 13:01, Heinz Kredel a écrit :
> Hi,
> 
> I develop a computer algebra system in Java (JAS) at 
> 
>    http://krum.rz.uni-mannheim.de/jas/
> 
> The system has only limited capabilities for linear algebra and its main focus 
> is on general commutative and non commutative algebras. So I would eventually 
> like to use linear algebra algorithms from Apache Commons Math or other 
> libraries with the JAS data types (e.g. polynomials). However, the 
> interoperability is hindered as there must be adaptor classes to implement the 
> respective interfaces and to delegate the computation to the respective 
> implementation. For example see
> 
>   http://krum.rz.uni-mannheim.de/jas/commons-math_adapter.jar
>   http://krum.rz.uni-mannheim.de/jas/jlinalg_adapter.jar

Could you send us a link to the API rather than links to jars ?

> 
> As this has obvious disadvantages I propose to design and agree on a common 
> set of interfaces to improve the situation.

Shared standards are always a good thing.

> The interfaces could be hosted at 
> ACM and then used by all interested parties. As there are already some related 
> issues in the ACM Jira issue tracker with respect to the interfaces, for 
> example 
> 
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+MATH+AND+%28summary+%7E+FieldElement+OR+description+%7E+FieldElement+OR+comment+%7E+FieldElement%29
> 
> it might be the time to work in the proposed direction. As I am not familiar 
> with the ACM solution and conclusion finding and decision making, please make 
> proposals on how we could work together, if you have interests in the same 
> direction.

Could you send us a link to ACM solution ?

thanks
Luc

> 
> Kind regards
> 
>   Heinz
> 
> 
> 
> 
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