[Haskell-cafe] numerical subtyping
David Roundy
droundy at abridgegame.org
Wed Dec 8 07:22:54 EST 2004
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 11:11:44AM +0000, Keean Schupke wrote:
> You can also do this in a way that statically guarantees the property...
>
> First you need to lift the numeric argument to the type level... This is
> harder for a double than an integer, but not impossible... First convert
> the double to a pair of Integers (an infintite precision rational
> number)... Then each Integer can be represented as a uniary number (this
> is the simplest but you will run out of context reduction stack on any
> kind of real number, so binary or decimal representation is better). The
> definitions required for this are in the attached library.
Alternatively, you could just use atan or erfc to map between the complete
set of real numbers and the range from 0 to 1. This sort of trick is
sometimes helpful to convert a constrained minimization into an
unconstrained one.
--
David Roundy
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