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by Polter
May 5th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: OpenCL
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: OpenCL

Which book on OpenCl do people here rate ? OpenCL is indeed a fast moving target at the moment, and the books may become quickly out of date. As an introduction, "Hands On OpenCL" course/materials (slides, exercises, and solutions) by Simon McIntosh-Smith and Tom Deakin is the way to go: http://han...
by Polter
June 11th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Dates
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Dating

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaCan you recommend any free, convenient and faster than Boost DateTime library for operations on dates (time is unnecessary)?<URL url="https://github.com/HowardHinnant/datehttps://howardhinnant.github.io/date/date.html"><LINK_TEXT text="https://github.com/Howar...
by Polter
April 17th, 2016, 8:23 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The future for Excel VBA
Replies: 35
Views: 5370

The future for Excel VBA

Here comes another one: http://www.alphasheets.com/
by Polter
April 13th, 2016, 1:03 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?
Replies: 165
Views: 9921

Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?

<r>QuoteOf course, NVidia/CUDA boards is happiest with SPMD (data-driven) designs?QuoteI would say CUDA forces the developer to design in a certain way. I don't think it's just GPUs -- data parallelism similarly applicable to CPUs: Not only SIMD, but also superscalar multicores -- in a sense the eve...
by Polter
April 12th, 2016, 5:00 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?
Replies: 165
Views: 9921

Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?

<r>An interesting talk in this context (Lie #2: Code designed around model of the world):Three Big Lies: Typical Design Failures in Game Programming: <URL url="http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1012200/Three-Big-Lies-Typical-Designhttps://d3cw3dd2w32x2b.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/threebigl...
by Polter
March 27th, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Why is software not organised like the way bird watchers do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2556

Why is software not organised like the way bird watchers do?

<r>Everything is Miscellaneous!QuoteDavid Weinberger's new book covers the breakdown of the established order of ordering. He explains how methods of categorization designed for physical objects fail when we can instead put things in multiple categories at once, and search them in many ways. This is...
by Polter
March 25th, 2016, 1:35 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The future for Excel VBA
Replies: 35
Views: 5370

The future for Excel VBA

<r>Interesting: QuoteStencila is a platform for creating documents that are driven by data. At present we have two types of documents, Stencils : like traditional templates for embedding data analysis and presentation code but designed to allow what-you-see-is-what-you-get editing while still mainta...
by Polter
March 17th, 2016, 6:43 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The future for Excel VBA
Replies: 35
Views: 5370

The future for Excel VBA

<r>Perhaps something like this may be an evolution (perhaps with Azure being replaced with an in-house solution, otherwise -- due to regulatory constraints -- I don't think this would work for everyone):<URL url="http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2016/03/scoring-r-models-with-excel.html"><LINK_TEX...
by Polter
January 25th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: ISO C++11 published
Replies: 220
Views: 32256

ISO C++11 published

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterThat's a pretty interesting idea -- add warnings or errors when using a numerically unstable floating point expression: <URL url="http://github.com/mcarton/rust-herbie-lintWhat">http://github.com/mcarton/rust-herbie-lintWhat</U...
by Polter
January 25th, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: ISO C++11 published
Replies: 220
Views: 32256

ISO C++11 published

That's a pretty interesting idea -- add warnings or errors when using a numerically unstable floating point expression: http://github.com/mcarton/rust-herbie-lint
by Polter
January 24th, 2016, 11:30 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: ISO C++11 published
Replies: 220
Views: 32256

ISO C++11 published

by Polter
January 19th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: ISO C++11 published
Replies: 220
Views: 32256

ISO C++11 published

<r>Yeah, `constexpr` is a good replacement for template metaprogramming -- more readable (same syntax as "regular" C++) and compiles faster.Other than that -- you can also have some "fun" with `constexpr`:<URL url="http://b.atch.se/posts/non-constant-constant-expressions/http://b.atch.se/posts/const...
by Polter
January 19th, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: ISO C++11 published
Replies: 220
Views: 32256

ISO C++11 published

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunUsing a local constexpr:Indeed! I tried that outside the scope of the function but it gave a compiler error. double CdfNormal(double x){ constexpr double sqrt2Inv = 1.0 / std::sqrt(2.0); return 0.5*(1.0 + std::erf(x * sqrt2Inv)...
by Polter
December 25th, 2015, 12:55 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Numerical accuracy and performance ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6091

Numerical accuracy and performance ?

<r><URL url="https://randomascii.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/floating-point-determinism/QuoteIs"><LINK_TEXT text="https://randomascii.wordpress.com/2013/ ... sm/QuoteIs">https://randomascii.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/floating-point-determinism/QuoteIs</LINK_TEXT></URL> IEEE floating-point math determinis...
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