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Weekly check-in #2

sayandip18
Published: 06/16/2021

What did I do this week

The first three days were spent figuring out how to correctly configure the scikit-build installation. I had a Gmeet meeting with Hameer Abbasi where we tried to solve the issue. Hameer managed to solve most of the issues barring an issue with the setup.py file. I have made a PR to add TACO as a submodule. I am currently working on the implementation of ufuncs in the Python tensor object.

What is coming up?

Implementation of np.sum, np.add, np.subtract, np.multiply and np.exp.

Did I get stuck anywhere?

Yes. As of now the setup.py issue is bugging me. I am still trying to get the rest of the tests passed in the test suit migration PR. As of now only 15 tests are failing.

Footnote: This blog post will be updated.

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Weekly check-in #1

sayandip18
Published: 06/10/2021

Hello, world! My name is Sayandip Halder. I am a final year undergrad at Jadavpur University. I am working to implement ndarray-compatible API for Pytaco in the Sparse project. I will be implementing the APIs for the tensor and the sparse objects, add tests and finally add documentation for the implemented classes.

1. What did I do this week?

During the community bonding period I worked on transferring the current pytest-based Sparse test suite to Hypothesis in this PR.

I went through the documentation of cmake and scikit-build. I started this pull request that aims to install and compile taco along during sparse installation.

2. What is coming up next?

The next week will probably see me implementing the actual API of the combined pytaco sparse project.

3. Did I get stuck anywhere?

Moving the test suite seemed easy initially but there are several cases which I haven't been able to correctly generate.

I was not familiar with cmake and scikit-build so going through the docs for the first time was a challenge. However, the books Professional Cmake by Craig Scott and Mastering Cmake by Martin and Scoffman helped me understand some key concepts. The PR needs some more work.

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