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Supercharging Math Modules with Databases

by Martin Becker (‎martin‎) (

Supercharging Math Modules with Databases aimed at Intermediate and is held in Deutsch. This talk starts on 2019-03-08 at 11:05 for 20 minutes. It takes place at the R1.046 (Red Cube).

Some math applications can benefit from copious amounts of precomputed data. Naïvely copying such data into local constants would result in monstrously large modules, however. Databases offer a persistence layer with a much smaller memory footprint. Still, there are a couple of trade-offs to be taken into account. The talk will discuss these considerations using examples of Perl5 computer algebra modules like Math::GaloisField.

Don't worry if you never heard about Galois fields. The talk will focus on storage and performance aspects.


Tags: algebra computer performance persistence

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