2015 Grant Accomplishment Report

The following three projects have been completed, and their deliverables have been accepted by the grant committee.


reality gem 

Victor Shepelev 
Reality provides easy access to "common" world knowledge (like geography, currencies, movies, historical events and people, weather and so on). It utilizes multiple open data sources, like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, TheMovieDatabase, and presents consistent, integrated approach to various aspects of data.

Full Final Report

http://zverok.github.io/blog/2016-03-02-reality.html


FFTW and GSL extensions for NMatrix

Sameer Deshmukh 
NMatrix is a dense and spare matrix linear algebra library for ruby by SciRuby. It supports an extensions interface that allows interfacing of various high speed C libraries with nmatrix data types by creating new gems that bind these libraries (like BLAS or LAPACKE). Extensions like nmatrix-lapacke are already in existence. This project will aim to create two new extensions for nmatrix. One for interfacing nmatrix with FFTW (Fastest Fourier Transform in the West) and another for interfacing with GSL (GNU Scientific Library). Both these extensions will be released as nmatrix-fftw and nmatrix-gsl gems respectively by the end of the grant term.

Full Final Report

PDF


Optimization of CRuby built-in library Rational

Tadashi Saito 
By optimizing the Rational implementation of CRuby, I aim to improve its overall speed.  I'll write mergeable patch into the upstream.

Full Final Report

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