Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of September 04 to 11, 2012.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2012-09/msg00012.htmlFrancois Berenger asked:
I was looking for a few data structures to accelerate some geometric operations on 3D point sets. I was happily surprised. The harvest was gorgeous: kd-tree in OCaml: - https://github.com/bpr/kd_tree R-tree in OCaml: - https://github.com/mariusaeriksen/ocaml-rtree Vantage point tree in OCaml: - http://codepad.org/F1hckj5KSiraaj Khandkar then added:
Quadtree: - https://github.com/besport/ocaml-quadtree
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2012-09/msg00014.htmlAshish Agarwal announced:
Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs) Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP 2012) Copenhagen, Denmark, September 13 - 15 CUFP 2012 will again include Birds of a Feather sessions as in previous years. BoFs provide a place for our community to gather informally and reach consensus on matters of importance. Any CUFP attendee can propose a BoF session, and grab one of the spare rooms in the evening slots below. Attendance in the evening is open to all. BoF sessions facilitate ad-hoc discussions and provide a place to gather and start off the chat, before moving on during the evening to a local restaurant or pub. There is no deadline for proposing a session---you can even request a room on the day---but we encourage you to do so at the earliest possible time to help us with planning and to publicize your proposed discussion. Attendees are also free to show up even if you have not confirmed, but again earlier confirmation will help us with planning. Please see http://cufp.org/bofs-2012 for details on how to propose a BoF session or confirm attendance at one of them. General information on CUFP 2012 can be found at http://cufp.org/conference/2012. The conference is co-located with ICFP. You can register for CUFP at the main ICFP website http://www.icfpconference.org/icfp2012.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2012-09/msg00024.htmlDaniel Bünzli announced:
I'd like to announce the following two modules. First Uunf: Uunf is an OCaml module for normalizing Unicode text. It supports all Unicode normalization forms and is independent from any IO mechanism or Unicode text data structure. Text can be processed without a complete in-memory representation. Uunf is made of a single independent module and distributed under the BSD3 license. Project homepage: http://erratique.ch/software/uunf API doc & examples: http://erratique.ch/software/uunf/doc/Uunf Note that if you use `findlib` to install you'll need Uutf because it used by the sample programs, but using Uunf itself doesn't actually require Uutf. For those what wonder what this is about, Unicode normal forms are needed if you want to test Unicode strings for equality via binary equality or order them in a textually *unmeaningful* way via binary comparison e.g. for Set.Make or Map.Make. This is because in Unicode there is more than one way to represent the same user perceived character, e.g. é can be represented by the sequence <U+00E9> (precomposed character é) or <U+0065, U+0301> (character e followed by non-spacing mark ´). Normalizing all your strings to a given normal form ensures that all equivalent subsequences in them are represented the same way. The second module is Uucd: Uucd is an OCaml module to decode the data of the Unicode Character Database from its XML representation. It provides high-level (but not necessarily efficient) access to the data so that efficient representations can be extracted. Uucd is made of a single module, depends on Xmlm and is distributed under the BSD3 license. Project home page: http://erratique.ch/software/uucd API doc: http://erratique.ch/software/uucd/doc/Uucd If you want to install the modules via odb here are a few line you can add to your odb package file: http://erratique.ch/software/odb-packages.txt (these things are still not in oasis-db because uploads of .tbz is currently broken)
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the Caml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at <http://planet.ocamlcore.org/>. Biocaml: The OCaml Bioinformatics Library: http://ashishagarwal.org/2012/09/10/biocaml/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=biocaml The Opa Framework Hits a Major Milestone: http://blog.opalang.org/2012/09/the-opa-framework-hits-major-milestone.html Uucd 0.9.0: http://caml.inria.fr/cgi-bin/hump.cgi?contrib=828 Uunf 0.9.0: http://caml.inria.fr/cgi-bin/hump.cgi?contrib=827 OCaml MySQL Protocol 0.6 available: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=856 Uunf 0.9.0: http://erratique.ch/software/uunf Uucd 0.9.0: http://erratique.ch/software/uucd opencl-ocaml: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/projects/opencl-caml/ A safe but strange way of modifying OCaml compiler: http://camlspotter.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-safe-but-strange-way-of-modifying.html
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