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## Re: pb with -ffast-math

 From: Jaroslav Hajek Subject: Re: pb with -ffast-math Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:28:39 +0200

```On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Alain Baeckeroot
> Le 17/04/2009 à 07:07, Jaroslav Hajek  écrit :
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:51 PM, Alain Baeckeroot
> ...
>> > Everythnig is vectorised, except one for-loop (iteration over time) which
>> >  takes 90% of time !
>> > We are going to write this short part in C in a .oct file.
>> >
>>
>> Could you post the relevant piece of code? Maybe there's a vectorized
>> way you didn't see, or one that only works with development version,
> I hope so :-) . I'll try 3.1.55 (packaged in debian experimental)
>
>> or maybe it will be something worth a new function.
>
> I cannot send the code, but i'll write a similar example asap (in several
> days).
> Each line needs the result of the previous one.
> There are no funtion call
> Only arithmetic operations, and 5 tests (one max, one min, one >, one <)
> and one 'if' in the begining.
>
> The loop looks like :
> N = 10 000;
> X = zeros(N,1) ; (and T1....)
> x0 ;
> for k = 1:N
>        if ( k == 1 )
>                Y(k) = some arithmetic ( x0 ,y0, params);
>        else
>                Y(k) = some arithmetic ( X(k-1), Y(k-1) params )
>        endif
>        T1(k) = some arithmetic (        X (k-1), Y(k), params)
>        T2(k) = some arithmetic (T1 (k), X(k-1), Y(k), params)
>
>        T3(k) = (T2(k) > 0) * T2(k) + (T1(k) < 0) * T1(k)
>
>        T20(k) = max ( T19(k) * T19(k), T18(k)*T18(k) )
>
>        X(k) = arithmetic ( T20(k), Y(k) )
> endfor
>
>

Hmm, this looks really too complicated to vectorize. I guess a C++
computation "kernel" taking care just of this operation is the way to
go. Since there are no func calls, it should be fairly straightforward
to write, using essentially the same syntax.

Are all the intermediate T1...T20 results really needed? They sound
like temporaries to me.

--
RNDr. Jaroslav Hajek
computing expert & GNU Octave developer
Aeronautical Research and Test Institute (VZLU)
Prague, Czech Republic
url: www.highegg.matfyz.cz

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