gsl_quaternion proposition

picca@synchrotron-soleil.fr picca@synchrotron-soleil.fr
Fri May 12 07:40:00 GMT 2006


On Thu, 11 May 2006 22:00:10 -0400 (EDT)
"Robert G. Brown" <rgb@phy.duke.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, 11 May 2006, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> 
> > I demand that Robert G. Brown are belonging when Thu, May 11, 2006 at 01:30:43PM -0400:
> > ...
> >> doing Geometric Algebra, by the way.
> >
> > I thought geometric algrebra was just for 3D space and mosly aimed at
> > college students; are you implying that there's a geometric algebra
> > vocabulary for general Clifford algebras and/or supersymmetry? Does
> > it get used much in the broader context?
> 
> Geometric algebra is the modern name for a (geometric interpretation of
> a) Clifford algebra.  Perhaps it also fixes up a few things Clifford

Hello

look at http://www.perwass.de/cbup/programs.html
he wrote a clifford algebra library and it seems to be GPL. So no need
to add it to gsl The work have already be done.

Nevertheless as gsl_complex exist don't you think we can add a gsl_quaternion to have possibilities to do "basic" calculation with this mathematical object ?
Peoples like me are just using it for it's isomorphisme with O(3), and I do not think that I am the only one ;).

Frederic



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