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Re^2: decomposing binary matrices (2)

by hv (Parson)
on Feb 28, 2007 at 13:17 UTC ( #602495=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Unfortunately, on this occasion exactly as on a half-dozen previous occasions, by the time I'd determined whether the task was remotely possible with PDL and had some idea of what I'd need to learn to get there, I'd already solved the problem some other way.

I think that's mainly an issue of domain - the type of problems I tend to deal with are rarely a close fit to the sort of problem PDL is primarily designed to solve. That leaves me never quite sure whether the benefit (to me) would justify the effort of climbing its learning curve, though I recognise that within its domain it is clearly a useful and powerful tool.


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Re^3: decomposing binary matrices (2)
by andye (Curate) on Feb 28, 2007 at 13:26 UTC
    Yeah, I know what you mean. I found the book(*) "PDL: Scientific Programming in Perl" a useful, and fairly gentle, introduction - you can always read it in the bath sometime when you don't have a particular use for PDL - then when you do, you can fish the knowledge out of the back of your brain. That's my technique, anyway. :)

    Best, andye

    * An online book - not a printed 'book' book. I don't have the URL handy but I'm sure Google will find it for you.

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