Re: [eigen] Re: Spline revival

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Hauke, I use Splines (and Eigen of course) in my project and would like
to have a look at your implementation - is there any documentation
available? Didn't find Splines in the Modules Documentation.

Am 01.12.2011 10:55, schrieb Hauke Heibel:
> Hi,
> I applied the patch to the master branch and fixed the unit tests such
> that they are now also compiling with gcc (tested on 4.3).
> I will maintain the module and as I said before, any comments are welcome.
> - Hauke
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Hauke Heibel
> <hauke.heibel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> due to a recent request, I revisited my spline fork and adapted code
>> from it to the most recent Eigen version. Because the maintenance of
>> this quite old fork is a bit ugly, I switched to patch queues. The
>> most recent patch file, which was build against today's tip should be
>> working fine. If I am not wrong, it can be imported by running
>> $> hg import splines.patch
>> from the console.
>> The patch provides a simple Spline class and an interpolating spline
>> fitting in the unsupported module. The Spline class is templated over
>> the float type, the dimension and the degree. As for matrices, the
>> degree can be chosed dynamically, when it is set to Eigen::Dynamic at
>> compile time. The benefit is that with a small and fixed degree which
>> is known at compile time, the Spline class needs almost no heap
>> allocations.
>> After running CMake there are some simple unit tests available in
>> <build_dir>/unsupported/test/. So far I only tested VC10, x64. There
>> are most likely some "typename" keywords missing as VC10 never
>> complains and I tend to forget to specify them. :)
>> There are some design questions which are still open:
>> 1) Should the global functions below go into a separate namespace as
>> e.g. Eigen::Splines or do we keep a single namespace?
>>  Eigen::KnotAveraging
>>  Eigen::ChordLengths
>> 2) Is there a better solution for the static Spline member functions
>> Spline::Span and Spline::BasisFunctions? Do they need to be static?
>> IIRC, the reason for them being static is that
>> a) they need to be used when there is not yet a Spline object
>> available (see e.g. SplineFitting<SplineType>::Interpolate)
>> b) they can benefit (in particular Spline::BasisFunctions) from
>> knowing about the underlying Spline's compile time degree
>> Any comments are welcome and I hope to be able to merge this soon with
>> the master branch.
>> Regards,
>> Hauke

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