# Vector-space

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− | '''vector-space''' is library that provides provides classes and generic operations for vector spaces and affine spaces. It also defines a type of infinite towers of generalized derivatives. A generalized derivative is a linear transformation rather than one of the usual concrete representations (scalars, vectors, matrices, ...) | + | '''vector-space''' is library that provides provides classes and generic operations for vector spaces and affine spaces. It also defines a type of infinite towers of generalized derivatives. A generalized derivative is a linear transformation rather than one of the usual concrete representations (scalars, vectors, matrices, ...). |

− | ''Warning'': Starting with version 0.3, this package depends on type families working fairly well, and requires ghc version at least 6.9. Version 0.4 contains some modules that require ghc 6.10 or better. For instance, | + | ''Warning'': Starting with version 0.3, this package depends on type families working fairly well, and requires ghc version at least 6.9. Version 0.4 contains some modules that require ghc 6.10 or better. For instance, <code>Data.AVectorSpace</code> is a 6.10-friendly replacement for <code>Data.VectorSpace</code>. After a while, when 6.10 is widespread, I'll switch over entirely and eliminate the earlier versions. |

Besides this wiki page, here are more ways to find out about vector-space: | Besides this wiki page, here are more ways to find out about vector-space: | ||

− | * Read [http://code.haskell.org/vector-space/doc/html/ the library documentation]. | + | * Read [http://code.haskell.org/vector-space/doc/html/ the library documentation]. |

* Get the code repository: '''<tt>darcs get http://code.haskell.org/vector-space</tt>'''. | * Get the code repository: '''<tt>darcs get http://code.haskell.org/vector-space</tt>'''. | ||

* Install from [http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/vector-space Hackage]. | * Install from [http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/vector-space Hackage]. | ||

* See the [[vector-space/Versions| version history]]. | * See the [[vector-space/Versions| version history]]. | ||

+ | * Some blog posts on [http://conal.net/blog/tag/vector-spaces/ vector spaces], [http://conal.net/blog/tag/linear-maps/ linear maps], and [http://conal.net/blog/tag/derivatives/ derivatives]. | ||

Please leave comments at the [[Talk:vector-space|Talk page]]. | Please leave comments at the [[Talk:vector-space|Talk page]]. |

## Revision as of 01:18, 20 October 2008

## 1 Abstract

**vector-space** is library that provides provides classes and generic operations for vector spaces and affine spaces. It also defines a type of infinite towers of generalized derivatives. A generalized derivative is a linear transformation rather than one of the usual concrete representations (scalars, vectors, matrices, ...).

*Warning*: Starting with version 0.3, this package depends on type families working fairly well, and requires ghc version at least 6.9. Version 0.4 contains some modules that require ghc 6.10 or better. For instance, `Data.AVectorSpace`

is a 6.10-friendly replacement for `Data.VectorSpace`

. After a while, when 6.10 is widespread, I'll switch over entirely and eliminate the earlier versions.

Besides this wiki page, here are more ways to find out about vector-space:

- Read the library documentation.
- Get the code repository:
.`darcs get http://code.haskell.org/vector-space` - Install from Hackage.
- See the version history.
- Some blog posts on vector spaces, linear maps, and derivatives.

Please leave comments at the Talk page.