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revision 510, Fri Feb 4 23:36:17 2005 UTC revision 1224, Mon Mar 13 13:05:33 2006 UTC
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2    - Sparse matrix methods can now be based on the CHOLMOD package.  We
3       will need to migrate from the current code to CHOLMOD-based code
4       using #ifdef USE_CHOLMOD.  Some of the things to be done
5    
6       - Move documentation from subdirectories of src to inst/doc
7       - Write utilities to create a cholmod_sparse pointer from a
8       dgCMatrix or lgCMatrix (or zgCMatrix) object without copying and
9       allocating.
10       - Start adding simple S4 methods (rcond, %*%, +, cbind, t).
11    
12  - Report the problem in the Linux ldexp manual page.  The second and  - Report the problem in the Linux ldexp manual page.  The second and
13    third calls in the Synopsis should be to ldexpf and ldexpl.    third calls in the Synopsis should be to ldexpf and ldexpl.
14    
15  - [,] indexing  - [,] indexing: for sparse "works", but not yet for negative indices!
   
 - group generics: "Arith", but also "Ops" and "Math";  see  
   ?Math.data.frame  and the examples in  
   ?SetGeneric  
   
 - check to see if the .onLoad function to require the methods package  
   (in the AllClass.R file) is needed  
   
 - Should the uplo and diag slots continue to be stored as character?  
   An alternative is to use a factor as in the enum values for the  
   cblas.  
   
 - Organization of the source code files - right now they are organized  
   according to class (e.g. dgeMatrix.R, dgeMatrix.h, dgeMatrix.c).  Is  
   there a better way?  
   
 - Fix the calculation of the Dim slot for the crossprod method for  
   dgCMatrix objects (too tired to do that now).  
16    
17  - bCrosstab(): do we really want the diagonal "V:V" crosstabs?  - consider moving alloc3Darray from ./src/Mutils.c to
18      $(RSRC)/src/base/array.c
19    
20  - src/Metis/ : some Makefile needs fixing, as changing src/Metis/*.c  -------
              does not lead to recompilation.  
21    
22  - man/Matrix.Rd :  has example with dimnames, but we just drop them!  - provide methods for "dspMatrix" and "dppMatrix"!
                 MM thinks dimnames should be supported (but then ...)  
23    
24  - data/ : names 'mm' and even more 'y' are  ``too short''.  - implement (more) methods for supporting "packed" (symmetric / triangular)
25          If we really want to keep them, don't use "LazyData"    matrices; particularly something like pack() and unpack()  [to/from our
26          (such that one needs  data(*) explicitly);    classes from/to "numeric"] --- have already man/unpack.Rd but no method yet!
27          But MM would rather want something like  ex.mm and ex.y  
28      (have some dtr* <-> dtp*)
29    
30    ---
31    
32    - combine the C functions for multiplication by special forms and
33      solution wrt special forms by using a 'right' argument and a
34      'classed' argument.
35       [done with dgeMatrix_matrix_mm();  not yet for other classes;
36        and for _crossprod()]
37    
38    - add more comprehensive examples / tests for Schur decomposition
39    
40    - arithmetic for sparse matrices:
41                 <sparseMatrix>  o  <same-dim-sparseMatrix>
42      should return a sparse matrix  for at least "+" and "*" , also %%,
43      and "/" and "%/%" at least when the RHS is non-zero a scalar.
44      Challenge: nice implementation (``common non-0''; but Tsparse* is not uniq).
45    
46    ---
47    
48    - Create a Harwell-Boeing version of the matrix mm and the response
49      vector y in inst/external and remove them from the data directory.
50      Modify any examples that use them and modify the Comparisons vignette.
51    
52    - "Math2" , "Math", "Arith":
53       keep triangular and symmetric Matrices when appropriate:
54       particularly desirable for  "Math2": round(), signif()
55    
56    - "d" <-> "l" coercion for all "[TCR]" sparse matrices is really trivial:
57      "d" -> "l" : drops the 'x' slot
58      "l" -> "d" : construct an 'x' slot of all '1'
59      We currently have many of these conversions explicitly, e.g.
60       setAs("dsTMatrix", "lsTMatrix",
61          function(from) new("lsTMatrix", i = from@i, j = from@j, uplo = from@uplo,
62                             Dim = from@Dim, Dimnames = from@Dimnames))
63      but I would rather want to automatically construct all these coercion
64      methods at once by a ``method constructor'', i.e.,
65      for all  "dsparse*" -> "lsparse*" and vice versa.
66      How can one do this {in a documented way} ?
67    
68    - tcrossprod(x, y) : do provide methods for y != NULL
69      calling Lapack's DGEMM for "dense"
70      [2005-12-xx: done for dgeMatrix at least]
71    
72    - "ltTmatrix" :
73      2) new("ltTMatrix", diag = "U", Dim = c(2:2, 2:2)) shows lack of ltTM*_validate
74    
75    - BUGlet:  Shouldn't lose factorization here:
76      h6 <- Hilbert(6); chol(h6) ; str(h6) # has factor
77      str(H6 <- as(h6, "dspMatrix"))       # has lost factor
78      ## and the same in a similar situation involving  "dpo", "dpp"

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