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From Phil Steitz <phil.ste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:05:15 GMT
On 1/25/16 6:24 AM, Gilles wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:41:46 +0100, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
>> Le 25/01/2016 13:21, Gilles a écrit :
>>
>>>  * AJaMa
>>> ?
>>>
>>> The last one is short while fully descriptive:
>>>   AJaMa
>>>    is
>>> the Apache JAva MAthematics library
>>
>> This one will probably sound too similar with Jama, another math
>> library:
>>
>> http://math.nist.gov/javanumerics/jama/
>
> I made the proposal knowing about this.
>
> A few years ago, the JAMA project had been declared dead (although
> I do not
> find the announcement page).
> Anyways, it has not been updated since November 2012.
> To be sure we could ask them.
>
> A similar sounding name could be taken as a tribute... ;-)

Wow!  I should have read this before I just posted the same idea. 
Actually, some of the code in our linear package is adapted from
JAMA.  We did contact them years ago when we were incorporating that
code.

Phil


>
>> Will the new TLP focus on Java libraries exclusively or will it
>> be open
>> to implementations in other languages?
>
> This is also a fundamental question.
>
> Given that we could not even agree to evolve with the JDK (last
> release of
> CM had to be Java *5* source-compatible!), it would be a (bad)
> joke (or a
> revolution!) to throw other languages into the discussion.
>
> Gilles
>
>
>> Emmanuel Bourg
>
>
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