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From Sébastien Brisard (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (MATH-613) Equivalent of Blas DAXPY
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:37:09 GMT


Sébastien Brisard updated MATH-613:

    Attachment: MATH-613-20110727.patch

You *should* be picky! Thanks for reviewing the code. I updated it according to your comments,
hope I didn't forget anything. Best regards,

> Equivalent of Blas DAXPY
> ------------------------
>                 Key: MATH-613
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 3.0
>            Reporter: Sébastien Brisard
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: linear, vector
>         Attachments: MATH-613-20110727.patch, MATH-613-20110727.patch
> In Blas, the method {{DAXPY}} computes an in-place linear combination of two vectors.
More precisely, a call to {{DAXPY(a, x, y)}} updates vector {{y}} with the value of {{a *
x + y}}. This can lead to very compact code, which I feel the need for in Commons-Math. However,
DAXPY also has its limitations. For example, it cannot perform the other combination {{y <-
x + a * y}}.
> I think it would be useful that {{RealVector}} had a method for computing {{a * this
+ b * y}}, and storing the result in {{this}}. In the spirit of the {{mapToSelf}} method,
I propose to create two new methods in {{Interface RealVector}}
> {noformat}RealVector map(BivariateRealFunction f, RealVector y){noformat}
> and
> {noformat}RealVector mapToSelf(BivariateRealFunction f, RealVector y){noformat}
> The former would return a new vector {{v}} such that
> {noformat}v[i] <- f(this[i], y[i])}}{noformat}
> and the latter would update {{this}},
> {noformat}this[i] <- f(this[i], y[i]){noformat}
> Emulating {{DAXPY}} would then simply be a matter of implementing the appropriate bivariate
> While we are at it, how about
> {noformat}RealVector map(TrivariateRealFunction f, RealVector y, RealVector z){noformat}
> {noformat}RealVector mapToSelf(TrivariateRealFunction f, RealVector y, RealVector z){noformat}

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