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Re: [OctDev] Google Summer of Code 2012: Call for projects and mentors

From: Lukas Reichlin
Subject: Re: [OctDev] Google Summer of Code 2012: Call for projects and mentors
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:10:09 +0100

On 16.02.2012, at 14:03, Lukas Reichlin wrote:

> On 14.02.2012, at 23:15, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> Note that I think we should also consider Octave-Forge projects.
>> Please add Octave-Forge projects to the wiki as you deem appropriate.
> Hi Jordi
> I do have an idea for an Octave-Forge project: Improve the "symbolic" package:
> - use objects & classes of Octave to enable stuff like overloaded methods for 
> symbolic matrices. This could be done in C++ in a way similar to Michele 
> Martone's new "sparsersb" package.
> - include the ginac library into the package such that there are no external 
> libraries required. External libraries are often a pain in the proverbial on 
> certain platforms.
> An example of included libraries is the "odepkg" package which includes some 
> tgz archives that are compiled upon package installation. Maybe a simpler 
> symbolic math program like mathomatic could be sufficient (instead of ginac).
> A possible application of the rewritten "symbolic" package: I'd like to 
> create uncertain state-space models in the control package. One could specify 
> variables with a nominal value and a deviation. Then the control package 
> would transform the state-space model into an LFT consisting of a nominal 
> plant and separate uncertainties. This is a tedious but frequent task in 
> control engineering.
> But the symbolic package is also useful on its own.
> Best regards,
> Lukas

I added my proposal to the wiki:

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