gsl_quaternion proposition

Jerome BENOIT jgmbenoit@mailsnare.net
Fri May 12 13:58:00 GMT 2006


Hi,

picca@synchrotron-soleil.fr wrote:
> 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.

I am not agree:
it far better to deal with only one library
than a full collection of them written differently.

my 2 cents,
Jerome

> 
> 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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