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Re: First project for contribution: Add new calling forms for eig method

From: Carnë Draug
Subject: Re: First project for contribution: Add new calling forms for eig method
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:01:54 +0000

On 26 November 2014 at 00:09, Igal Franko <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I have been starting to delve into the Octave code and I want to start
> contributing, mostly in the mathematical/numerical aspect as that is my main
> interest.
> I've been looking for a first project for me to do as a contribution to
> Octave, hopefully it'll be one of many.
> I've been looking at the pages
> http://wiki.octave.org/Summer_of_Code_Project_Ideas  and
> http://wiki.octave.org/Projects and one possibility which seemed good to me
> as a first project is "Add new calling forms for eig method" as it seems
> relatively simple, and it seems interesting.
> First of all, I want to make sure this is not been handled by someone else
> already.
> If I manage to handle that well, I can also try "Fix eig to also be able to
> solve the generalized eigenvalue problem, and to solve for eigenvalues and
> eigenvectors without performing a balancing step first." although it seems
> solving the generalized eigenvaue problem is already implemented, as the eig
> function does have a calling form LAMBDA = eig (A, B).
> This will be my first project, so I'll probably have quite a bit of
> questions along the way.

I don't think anyone has been done any work on eig() lately [1] so it
is all yours.
Have fun ;)



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