Apache commons is one of the most widely used supplementary resources by Java programmers and its mathematical functions are widely used.
Basic operations of linear algebra such as matrix factorization are not only in use in scientific and technical fields but widely in industry, and an accessible and standalone library for this functionality would have a wide potential audience.
This ticket is in three parts:
- Port the libraries from commons-math.linear into commons-numbers.linear, removing unnecessary layers of abstraction and creating a simple, intuitive, standalone library.
- The developer should familiarize themselves with best bractices in linear algebra such as those in the EJML, and redevelop the linear library to contain best practice implementations.
- The developer should work with developers of other math and statistics projects to integrate their work where it can benefit those projects.