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From Luc Maisonobe <>
Subject Re: [math] LaguerreSolver.ComplexSolver is private; functionality lost in 3.0
Date Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:53:36 GMT
Hi Gilles,

Le 11/03/2012 16:57, Gilles Sadowski a écrit :
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 07:15:14PM -0600, Lance Finney wrote:
>> We used LaguerreSolver.solveAll() in version 2.1, but we never upgraded to
>> 2.2. As such, we didn't notice that it was deprecated in that release.
>> Now that 3.0 is out, we want to upgrade, but that method has been
>> completely removed.
>> Interestingly, the logic is still there in the library in an inner class:
>> org.apache.commons.math3.analysis.solvers.LaguerreSolver.ComplexSolver.
>> Unfortunately for us, though, ComplexSolver is now private. So, for us as
>> users, we've lost access to a useful algorithm that is still in the library.
>> Please re-enable access to this useful algorithm that provides complex
>> roots of polynomial formulae. The simplest approach for our purposes would
>> be to make LaguerreSolver.ComplexSolver public, but perhaps another
>> approach would be considered better design.
> At first sight, I'd propose to create an "o.a.c.m.complex.solvers" package
> where a "ComplexLaguerreSolver" would reside.
> However, I don't know what are the necessary and sufficient API methods that
> would define a "BaseUnivariateComplexSolver" interface that would be the
> counterpart of
>   BaseUnivariateSolver<FUNC extends UnivariateFunction>
> (in package "o.a.c.m.analysis.solvers").

I guess almost the same methods could be used, except either only one
solve method would be needed with a single start value, or min/max
interval definition should be replaced by a two-dimensional rectangle


> Best regards,
> Gilles
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