Re: [eigen] Student contribution

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(I'm one of the school supervisors of the project)

Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I think that actually implementing the SVD code (without resorting to
> JacobiSVD), and supporting complex matrices, should be the two main
> missing prerequisites to consider including this in Eigen.

I can't speak for students, but a 100% complete implementation seems
unlikely to happen before the end of the project (which is next
wednesday, and there are other non-technical tasks which will take time
too). Students have an internship after the project, so they are
unlikely to find more time to work on this (although I do encourage all
of them to continue contributing!).

In any case, we should find a way for the work already done to be useful
to Eigen. I think that leaving some unmaintained code on bitbucket has
little chance to be actually useful one day.

Obviously, a nice scenario would be that someone from the Eigen
community volunteers to continue the work started and merge it.

If not, we have to find a way to make it easy for someone to take over
the project. At least, mentionning the bitbucket repository on the
appropriate bug may help:

(together with some instructions on what's still to be done)

I had the feeling that merging at least part of the code into Eigen
could help too, even if it doesn't bring immediate and substancial
benefits. But I do not know Eigen enough to really tell, and I
understand that merging right before a release is not a good idea.

How do you see the future of this project? Is anyone interested in
continuing the work?


Matthieu Moy

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