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- Subject: multidimensional numerical arrays
- From: Thomas Breuel <tmbdev@...>
- Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 19:04:30 -0700
Well, since we're on the issue of wish lists, I think a standard
numerical array module would be desirable, something that provides up
to rank 4 arrays of basic integer and floating point types. In terms
of operations, it wouldn't need anything more than creation,
subscripting, conversion, and resizing/reshaping. This could (and
probably should) be separate from the numerical array type and
strings that Lua already provides and that is integrated with tables.
The reason is that there are more and more extensions that operate on
such data (audio, video, images, data analysis, numerics,
visualization, graphics, etc.), and having a standard representation
for them would make it more likely that extensions can interoperate.