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From "Sean Owen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MAHOUT-768) Duplicated DoubleFunction in mahout and mahout-collections (mahout.math package).
Date Sun, 24 Jul 2011 19:07:09 GMT


Sean Owen commented on MAHOUT-768:

There's a third option, perhaps: put collections back into math. I suggest it since 'collections'
is rather stranded as a separate release. The idea was to make it more reusable apart from
Mahout, but it isn't for reasons like this.

I'd prefer not to move all this out of math as it makes some sense there, I think that was
the intent, and that's where people are looking for it. Really I mean I prefer the simplest

> Duplicated DoubleFunction in mahout and mahout-collections (mahout.math package).
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MAHOUT-768
>                 URL:
>             Project: Mahout
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: collections, Math
>    Affects Versions: 0.5, collections-1.0
>            Reporter: Dawid Weiss
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.6
> DoubleFunction is duplicated in Mahout Math and Collections. There are also other things
inside m.math.* package that are kept there to avoid circular dependencies... Simply removing
DoubleFunction from collections is not going to work because it is needed for compilation
(again, circular dependency between collections and math). I see two solutions:
> 1) extract the common definitions inside math.function.* into a separate module. This
is a clean solution, but obviously scatters the code even further.
> 2) create a compilation-time, optional dependency on mahout 0.5 in collections, remove
the entire mahout.math.* subpackage from collections and live with this. I don't know how
Maven handles circular dependencies of this type:
> collections [trunk] -> [optional, required at build time] mahout.math 0.5
> mahout.math [trunk] -> collections [trunk]
> it seems tricky and error-prone, but should also work.
> Looking for other ideas of cleaning this mess up, of course.
> Dawid

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