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Armadillo C++ linear algebra library
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Armadillo is a high-quality linear algebra library (matrix maths) for the C++ language, aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use.

Solus already packages Eigen, which is similar in scope, and many other distros package armadillo as well; while this is not a reason per se I and possibly many other users would benefit from its inclusion. Currently, I build it from source.

I'm happy to learn the packaging procedure and do this myself but I believe I needed to request it beforehand nonetheless, hence this task.

banti created this task.Apr 8 2019, 9:50 AM
DataDrake triaged this task as Needs More Info priority.Tue, Apr 30, 1:29 PM
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What is this needed for? Specifically the intended applications. We don't make a habit of including libraries that we don't need for applications.

banti added a comment.Tue, Apr 30, 2:04 PM

There's no important application that depends on it as far as I'm aware. It's a linear algebra library, think of an high level interface to BLAS and LAPACK.

JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Tue, Apr 30, 2:07 PM
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If there is nothing that requires it, I see no reason for this to be included. If you need it, you can build it.

banti added a comment.Thu, May 2, 5:01 AM

I mean sure, I am building it from source right now, but you could say "if you need it you can build it" for probably everything, kernel included ...

Packages are a matter of convenience, right? Guess I'll live with updating it manually :)

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