[metapost] memory problem

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Wed May 10 11:58:48 CEST 2006

Denis Roegel schrieb:
> On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 06:56:22PM +0200, Boguslaw Jackowski wrote:
>> Knuth applies ``the standard technique of Gaussian elimination'' to
>> convert a system of equations to the diagonal form. The complexity 
>> of this method is x^3.
> Obviously we can, if we know that there are independent systems of
> equations. If 25 equations/unknowns take 25^3 time, then 100
> independent sets of 25 equations/unknown should take 100*25^3 time,
> and not (25*100)^3 time.

Again speaking about MetaObj: Is it true that speeding up tree or matrix
handling isn't possible by changing MetaPost's equation management since
all objects (and attached paths) create one large equation system there?

Stephan Hennig

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