On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Phil Tomson wrote:

> In article <Pine.LNX.4.62.0510251406490.2231 / harp.ngdc.noaa.gov>,
> Ara.T.Howard <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov> wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Phil Tomson wrote:
>>
>>> In article <dcedf5e20510250919v45bdfdc6iceb8472fc2e56ce2 / mail.gmail.com>,
>>> Cameron McBride  <cameron.mcbride / gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On a ruby-core thread:
>>>>
>>>> (in reference to http://rcrchive.net/rcr/show/260 )
>>>>
>>>> On 10/24/05, Ara.T.Howard <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>
>>> Personally, I'd really like it if it were in the standard lib because then
>>> I wouldn't have to install it on all the different machines I want to use
>>> it on (Currently running simulations on a Linux box, two Solaris boxen,
>>> and OSX).  However, I think the real pushback is that the standard ruby
>>> distro is getting rather large and adding something with the limited
>>> appeal of narray may not be such a good idea in the effort to keep Ruby
>>> trim.
>>>
>>> I don't recall if narray is available as a gem or not.  As I recall the
>>> last time I downloaded it it was not a gem.  So gem-ifying narray would
>>> probably help, although I am using a version of narray that I have
>>> modified so it doesn't do me much good.
>>
>> what did you do?  mine suports read/write mmap so an narray can be backed by a
>> file and any write to the narray writes to the file - very dangerous, not
>> reccomended, and extremely useful for tweaking a gb grid with minimal io.
>>
>
> I wanted to treat an NArray as an N-dimensional point so that I could find
> the distance from one point to another.  I added a distance method and a
> couple of other geometrically oriented methods in C.

hmmm. what were you doing?  sounds interesting.  any chance you could post
that on sciruby?

regards.

-a
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