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Re: Q > rare matrix implementation?
Posted:
Apr 18, 1997 11:34 AM


In article <5il26l$8e3$10@halon.vggas.com>, JYoungman@vggas.com (James Youngman) writes: >In article <ptcg1wzfc3y.fsf@hammer.thor.cam.ac.uk>, ey200@thor.cam.ac.uk >says... > >>I'm afraid I'm not 100% sure what you mean. I assume you want to know >>how to implement sparse matrices (ones where only a few elements are >>nonzero). I'd suggest you look in a numerical analysis book, such as >>"Numerical Recipes in C" [...] > >Looking at "NR in C" really isn't a bad idea. The bad idea is reading it, or >worse, using its coding style :) > Are there any books using Pascal (or even Borland's Delphi) to code numerical analysis algorithms? I realize Pascal is not usually thought of in this vein (over Fortran, C/C++, etc), but rather as a "learning" language. That is actually how it would be used here. The person using it would be a gifted high school student in an AP Computer Class. Yes, AP Exam uses Pascal for one more year (next year) then moves to C. Personally, I was hoping for Smaltalk, but that is another story altogether.
If you can cite any such sources, please respond to me directly since I do not read this newsgroup.
John Neubert neubert@cup.edu



