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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: does anyone use the "row label bindings" stuff in Vector / Matrix?
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:34:59 GMT
Let's nuke it.

I am the most vocal in favor and I can't get up the enthusiasm to push for
keeping it.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Sean Owen <srowen@gmail.com> wrote:

> The only thought I have about it is that there's a to-do to make that
> stuff actually used and integrate into a wrapper class. I think it's
> fine to kill it. If someone goes to all the trouble of re-implementing
> it later it will not have been extra work; it probably was to be
> redone anyway.
>
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Jake Mannix <jake.mannix@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> It seems like a good idea, but it definitely is not impossible to work
> >> around the lack.
> >>
> >
> > And more importantly, it may be a good idea in theory, but has anyone
> > actually used it, or foresee using it soon?
> >
> > It's 9 methods in a core interface.  We should make Sean proud of our
> > willingness to kill code as much as we add it, it it's not useful! :)
> >
> >
> >> Having the labels should make certain forms of cluster dumping easier,
> but
> >> for all the stuff I do with hashed representations, the hashing destroys
> >> any utility of labels.
> >>
> >
> > It *could* make it easier, but none of our current cluster dumping code
> > actually uses it.
> >
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAHOUT-845
> >
> > Is some recent discussions around how I'd imagine this should be done
> > in practice (and doesn't require these methods).
> >
> >  -jake
> >
>

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