Before proceding with the installation, make sure you have the following
dependencies installed in your system:
GNU Make general
GNU Scientific Library (GSL) general
ARPACK sparse matrix decomposition
Fortran interface with ARPACK
lex build "date_calc" and "sparse_calc"
readline/history(+dependencies) "date_calc" and "sparse_calc" interfaces
Take note of where they have been installed as you must modify the makefile
macros with their locations. See below.
To install, download the tarball from Sourceforge and unpack to the desired
location. Edit the makefile and type, "make". You must have the GSL (GNU
Scientific Library installed. For a complete list of dependencies, see below.
To copy the library and include files to the appropriate directories, type,
"make install". Or, simply add the installation directory to your path.
The following macros must be changed to suit your system:
CPP = name of your C++ compiler
GSL_INCLUDE = location of GSL include files
INCLUDE_PATH = desired location of include files
LIB_PATH = desired location of compiled library
CFLAGS = compiler options
The level of optimisation can be changed in the usual way by editing the CFLAGS macro or by setting the OPT_VER macro to the desired flag. This is to create multiple versions with different levels of optimisation--the optimisation flag will be appended to all compiled object files and libraries.
There are two satellite libraries included with the distribution: a library for
sparse matrices and a library for specialized "datasets." To make and install
only the main library (as needed by libagf), type "make petey" and
"make install_petey." Note that the sparse library, in addition to the GSL,
also requires the Arpack library. I've found a small bug in
the library, at least when compiled with gfortran/g77: under the "UTIL"
directory, there is a file/function called, second.f. Line 24 should be
changed from, "EXTERNAL ETIME", to "INTRINSIC ETIME". This is partially
documented in the "README" instructions, but not this particular fix.
Also particular to the sparse library: you must supply a fortran compiler
and the runtime library that goes with it. In older versions of GNU, these
would be "g77" and "g2c" respectively. In newer versions, "gfortran" and
"gfortran". The make macros are:
F77 = gfortran
FORTRAN_RUNTIME = gfortran
The make macros for the arpack library are:
LIBARPACK = libarpack
To change the leading and trailing underscores in Fortran routines used in
FTRAILING_UNDERSCORES = _
The user should change these to suit his or her system.
Here is a brief summary of the contents of the library, by include file:
peteys_tmpl_lib.h: A set of template libraries for numerical computation.
Listed module-by-module, below.
heapsort_inplace: Performs a heapsort on arbitary classes (as long as
they have the comparison operators defined). This is
done in place with no extra storage required.
heapsort: Performs a heapsort. Returns a set of indices for
rearranging a vector while leaving the original vector
untouched. Slightly slower than above.
treesort: Treesort routine. Sorts the data and returns a set of
reverse: Reverses the order of an array.
map_vector: For use with heapsort routine. Rearranges a vector
from a set of indices.
bin_search: Binary search on ordered data.
interpolate: Interpolation on ordered data. Returns a double
precision float in which the whole number portion
indexes into the array while the fractional value is
the interpolation coefficient.
rk_dumb: Fourth-order Runge-Kutta integrator with fixed
kextreme.h: Routines for finding a set of k minimum or maximum values in
an unsorted array. Performs this in n log k time using binary
kleast: Returns the k minimum values in an array. Two versions: one
returns a set of indices.
kgreatest: Returns the k maximum values in an array. "
time_class.h: A class for working with dates and times. Very useful.
supernewton.h: Powerful root-finding algorithm. Brackets the root and fits a
third-order polynomial, combining fast convergence with
numerical stability. Function to be zeroed must return its
tree_lg: Binary tree class used to find k- minimum and maximum values.
tree_lgi: Binary tree class used to find k- minimum and maximum values.
Sorts indices simultaneous to actual values.
linked.h: Templated linked-list class.
tree_tmp.h: Another binary tree class. Not well tested.
string_petey.h: A string class. Not well tested.
bit_array.h: For compact storage of bit data.
quicksort.h: Quicksort routine plus k-least routines based on a quicksort.
parse_command_opts: Subroutine for parsing the optional command arguments
in far fewer commands than getopt.
petey_pointer.h: "Smart" pointer template class.
symbol_table.h: Templated symbol table class.
full_util.h: Utilities for working with full matrices stored in primitive
date_calc: Command-line calculator for working with dates. Tests the
The class hierarchy:
| | |
sparse full_matrix sparse_array
The sparse class stores sparse matrices using 3-tuples consisting of row index,
column index and data value, sorted by row first, then column.
Note that the operations that allows the sparse class to interoperate with the
other classes in the family are stored in the files sparse_cnl.*.
The full_matrix class simply encapsulates the subroutines contained in
full_util -- see above.
The sparse array stores arrays of sparse matrices and treats them as a single
matrix. Elements must be square and all of the same size.
A series of virtual methods are define for the most common matrix operations:
vector multiplication, matrix multiplication and addition.
The class hierarchy is used in an interactive utility called sparse_calc
which allows the user to operate on matrices stored in binary files just as
you might operate on scalars with a pocket calculator. sparse_calc has a
man page and a generous online help system.
The dataset class hierarchy:
| -- simple_dataset
| | -- simple<float>
| | -- simple<long>
| | -- simple<time>
| | -- simple<... >
| -- dependent_dataset
| | -- dependent<float>
| | | -- dependent_swap<float>
| | -- dependent<long>
| | | -- dependent_swap<long>
| | -- dependent<time>
| | | -- dependent_swap<time>
| | -- dependent<... >
| | | -- dependent_swap<... >
| | -- dependent_intc
| -- composite_dataset
Simple datasets are meant to represent a set: a list of items with no
ordering or duplication.
Dependent datasets hold one element for each combination of elements in
their dependencies, which are simple datasets. Thus they represent multi-
Composite datasets can hold any number of other datasets, much like a Unix
This library is not really fully formed but is meant to form the back-bone
of a new scientific database/programming language based on multi-dimensional
data relations. The most useful elements of the libary are the
dependent_swap classes which hold dependent datasets swapped from files
and the dependent_intc class which holds no data but can return multi-
dimensional interpolation coefficients. Note that datasets are currently
limited to only four (4) dimensions.
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