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> 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.

There is a numerical array module, but it's neither standard nor it supports


A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
        -- P. Erdos 

Luis Carvalho
Applied Math PhD Student - Brown University
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