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2 | pj | 1 | Version 2.1.2 |

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3 | * Fixed incompatibility between our MPI test programs and MPICH with |
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4 | the p4 device (TCP/IP). (The 2.1.1 transforms worked, but the test |
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5 | programs crashed.) |
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7 | * Added missing fftw_f77_threads_init function to the Fortran wrappers |
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8 | for the multi-threaded transforms. Thanks to V. Sundararajan for |
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9 | the bug report. |
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11 | * The codelet generator can now output efficient hard-coded DCT/DST |
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12 | transforms. As a side effect of this work, we slightly reduced the |
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13 | code size of rfftw. |
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15 | * Test programs now support GNU-style long options when used with glibc. |
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17 | * Added some more ideas to our TODO list. |
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19 | * Improved codelet generator speed. |
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21 | Version 2.1.1 |
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23 | * Fixed bug in the complex transforms for certain sizes with |
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24 | intermediate-length prime factors (17-97), which under some |
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25 | (hopefully rare) circumstances could cause incorrect results. |
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26 | Thanks to Ming-Chang Liu for the bug report and patch. (The test |
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27 | program will now catch this sort of problem when it is run in |
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28 | paranoid mode.) |
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30 | Version 2.1 |
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32 | * Added Fortran-callable wrapper routines for the multi-threaded |
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33 | transforms. |
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34 | |||

35 | * Documentation fixes and improvements. |
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36 | |||

37 | Version 2.1-beta1 |
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39 | * The --enable-type-prefix option to configure makes it easy to install |
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40 | both single- and double-precision versions of FFTW on the same |
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41 | (Unix) system. (See the installation section of the manual.) |
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43 | * The MPI FFTW routines now include parallel one-dimensional transforms |
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44 | for complex data. (See the fftw_mpi documentation in the FFTW |
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45 | manual.) |
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46 | |||

47 | * The MPI FFTW routines now include parallel multi-dimensional transforms |
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48 | specialized for real data. (See the rfftwnd_mpi documentation in the |
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49 | FFTW manual.) |
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51 | * The MPI FFTW routines are now documented in the main |
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52 | manual (in the doc directory). On Unix systems, they are also |
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53 | automatically configured, compiled, and installed along with the main |
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54 | FFTW library when you include --enable-mpi in the flags to the |
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55 | configure script. (See the FFTW manual.) |
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57 | * Largely-rewritten MPI code. It is now cleaner and (sometimes) faster. |
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58 | It also supports the option of a user-supplied workspace for (often) |
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59 | greater performance (using the MPI_Alltoall primitive). Beware that |
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60 | the interfaces have changed slightly, however. |
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62 | * The multi-threaded FFTW routines now include parallel one- and |
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63 | multi-dimensional transforms of real data. (See the rfftw_threads |
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64 | documentation in the FFTW manual.) |
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65 | |||

66 | * The multi-threaded FFTW routines are now documented in the main |
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67 | manual (in the doc directory). On Unix systems, they are also |
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68 | automatically configured, compiled, and installed along with the main |
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69 | FFTW library when you include --enable-threads in the flags to the |
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70 | configure script. (See the FFTW manual.) |
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72 | * The multi-threaded FFTW routines now include support for Mach C |
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73 | threads (used, for example, in Apple's MacOS X). |
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75 | * The Fortran-callable wrapper routines are now incorporated into |
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76 | the ordinary FFTW libraries by default (although you can |
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77 | disable this with the --disable-fortran option to configure) and |
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78 | are documented in the main FFTW manual. |
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80 | * Added an illustration of the data layout to the rfftwnd tutorial |
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81 | section of the manual, in the hope of preventing future confusion |
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82 | on this subject. |
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84 | * The test programs now allow you to specify multidimensional sizes |
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85 | (e.g. 128x54x81) for the -c and -s correctness and speed test options. |
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87 | Version 2.0.1 |
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89 | * (bug fix) Due to a poorly-parenthesized expression, rfftwnd overflowed |
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90 | 32-bit integer precision for rank > 1 transforms with a final |
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91 | dimension >= 65536. This is now fixed. (Thanks to Walter Brisken |
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92 | for the bug report.) |
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94 | * (bug fix) Added definition of FFTW_OUT_OF_PLACE to fftw.h. The |
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95 | flag is mentioned several times in the documentation, but its |
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96 | definition was accidentally omitted since FFTW_OUT_OF_PLACE is the |
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97 | default behavior. |
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99 | * Corrected various small errors in the documentation. Thanks to |
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100 | Geir Thomassen and Jeremy Buhler for their comments. |
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102 | * Improved speed of the codelet generator by orders of magnitude, |
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103 | since a user needed a hard-coded fft of size 101. |
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105 | * Modified buffering in multidimensional transforms for some speed |
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106 | improvements (only when fftwnd_create_plan_specific is used). |
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107 | Thanks to Geert van Kempen for his tips. |
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109 | * Added Andrew Sterian's patch to allow FFTW to be used as a shared |
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110 | library more easily on Win32. |
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112 | Version 2.0 |
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114 | * Completely rewritten real-complex transforms, now using |
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115 | specialized codelets and an inherently real-complex algorithm for |
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116 | greatly increased speed. Also, rfftw can now handle odd sizes and |
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117 | strided transforms. Beware that the output format for 1D rfftw |
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118 | transforms has changed. See the manual for more details. |
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120 | * The complex transforms now use a fast algorithm for large prime |
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121 | factors, working in O(N lg N) time even for prime sizes. |
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122 | (Previously, the complexity contained an O(p^2) term, where p is |
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123 | the largest prime factor of N. This is still the case for the |
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124 | rfftw transforms.) Small prime factors are still more efficient, |
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125 | however. |
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127 | * Added functions fftw_one, fftwnd_one, rfftw_one, etcetera, to |
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128 | simplify and clarify the use of fftw for single, unit-stride |
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129 | transforms. |
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131 | * Renamed FFTW_COMPLEX, FFTW_REAL to fftw_complex, fftw_real (for |
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132 | greater consistency in capitalization). The all-caps names will |
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133 | continue to be supported indefinitely, but are deprecated. (Also, |
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134 | support for the COMPLEX and REAL types from FFTW 1.0 is now |
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135 | disabled by default.) |
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137 | * There are now Fortran-callable wrappers for the rfftw real-complex |
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138 | transforms. |
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140 | * New section of the manual discussing the use of FFTW with multiple |
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141 | threads, and a new FFTW_THREADSAFE flag (described therein). |
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142 | |||

143 | * Added shared library support. Use configure --enable-shared to |
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144 | produce a shared library instead of a static library (the default). |
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146 | * Dropped support for the operation-count (*_op_count) routines |
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147 | introduced in v1.3, as these were little-used and were a pain to |
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148 | keep up-to-date as FFTW changed internally. |
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150 | * Made it easier to support floating-point types other than float |
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151 | and double (e.g. long double). (See the file fftw-int.h.) |
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153 | Version 1.3 |
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155 | * Multi-dimensional transforms contain significant performance |
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156 | improvements for dimensions >= 3. |
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158 | * Performance improvements in multi-dimensional transforms |
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159 | with howmany > 1 and stride > dist. |
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161 | * Improved parallelization and performance in the threads |
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162 | code for dimensions >= 3. |
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164 | * Changed the wisdom import/export format (the new wisdom remembers |
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165 | the stride of the plan that generated it, for use with the new |
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166 | create_plan_specific functions). (You should regenerate any stored |
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167 | wisdom you have anyway, since this is a new version of FFTW.) |
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169 | * Several small fixes to aid compilation on some systems. |
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171 | Version 1.3b1 |
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173 | * Fixed a bug in the MPI transform (in the transpose routine) that |
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174 | caused errors for some array sizes. |
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176 | * Fixed the (hopefully) last few things causing problems with C++ |
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177 | compilers. |
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179 | * Hack for x86/gcc to properly align local double-precision variables. |
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181 | * Completely rewritten codelet generator. Now it produces |
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182 | better code for non powers of 2, and is ready to produce |
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183 | real->complex transforms. |
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185 | * Testing algorithm is now more robust, and has a more rigorous |
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186 | theoretical foundation. (Bugs in testing large transforms or |
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187 | in single precision are now fixed--these bugs were only in the |
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188 | test programs and not in the FFTW library itself.) |
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190 | * Added "specific" planners, which allow plan optimization for a |
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191 | specific array/stride. They also reduce the memory requirements |
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192 | of the planner, and permit new optimizations in the multi-dimensional |
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193 | case. (See the *_create_plan_specific functions.) |
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195 | * FFTW can now compute a count of the number of arithmetic operations |
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196 | it requires, which is useful for some academic purposes. (See the |
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197 | *_count_plan_ops functions.) |
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199 | * Adapted for use with GNU autoconf to aid installation on UNIX systems. |
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200 | (Installation on non-UNIX systems should be the same as before.) |
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202 | * Used gettimeofday function if available. (This function typically |
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203 | has much higher accuracy than clock(), permitting plans to be |
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204 | created much more quickly than before on many machines.) |
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206 | * Made timing algorithm (hopefully) more robust in the face of |
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207 | system interrupts, etc. |
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209 | * Added wrapper routines for calling FFTW from MATLAB (in the |
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210 | matlab/ directory). |
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211 | |||

212 | * Added wrapper routines for calling FFTW from Fortran (in the |
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213 | fortran/ directory). (These were available separately before.) |
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215 | Version 1.2.1 |
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217 | * Fixed a third bug in the mpi transpose routines (sheesh!) that |
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218 | could cause problems when re-using a transpose plan. Thanks |
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219 | to Eric Skyllingstad for the bug reports. |
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221 | * Fixed another bug in the mpi transpose routines. This bug produced |
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222 | a memory leak and also occasionally tries to free a null pointer, |
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223 | which causes problems on some systems. The mpi transpose/fft routines |
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224 | now pass all of our malloc paranoia tests. |
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226 | * Fixed bug in mpi transpose routines, where wrong results |
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227 | could be given for some large 2D arrays. |
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229 | Version 1.2: |
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231 | * Added a FAQ (in the FAQ/ directory). |
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232 | |||

233 | * Fixed bug in rfftwnd routines where a block was accidentally |
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234 | allocated to be too small, causing random memory to be |
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235 | overwritten (yikes!). (Amazingly, this bug only caused the |
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236 | test program to fail on one system that we could find. Our |
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237 | test suite can now catch this sort of bug.) |
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239 | * Abstractified taking differences of times (with fftw_time_diff |
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240 | macro/function) to allow more general timer data structures. |
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242 | * Added "wisdom" mechanism for saving plans & related info. |
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244 | * Made timing mechanism more robust and maintainable. (Instead of |
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245 | using a fixed number of iterations, we now repeatedly double |
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246 | the number of iterations until a specified time interval |
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247 | (FFTW_TIME_MIN) is reached.) |
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249 | * Fixed header files to prevent difficulties when a mix of C and |
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250 | C++ compilers is used, and to prevent problems with multiple |
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251 | inclusions. |
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253 | * Added experimental distributed-memory transforms using MPI. |
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255 | * Fixed memory leak in fftwnd_destroy_plan (reported by Richard |
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256 | Sullivan). Our test programs now all check for leaks. |
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257 | |||

258 | Version 1.1: |
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260 | * Improved speed (yes!) [Some clever tricks with twiddle factors |
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261 | and better code generator] |
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262 | |||

263 | * Renamed `blocks' to `codelets', just to be fashionable |
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265 | * Rewritten planner and executor--much simpler and more readable |
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266 | code. Reference-counter garbage collection employed throughout. |
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268 | * Much improved codelet generator. The ML code should be now |
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269 | readable by humans, and easier to modify. |
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271 | * Support for Prime Factor transforms in the codelet generator. |
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273 | * Renamed COMPLEX -> FFTW_COMPLEX to avoid clashes with |
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274 | existing packages. COMPLEX is still supported |
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275 | for compatibility with 1.0 |
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276 | |||

277 | * Added experimental real->complex transform (quick hack, |
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278 | use at your own risk). |
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280 | * Added experimental parallel transforms using Cilk. |
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281 | |||

282 | * Added experimental parallel transforms using threads (currently, |
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283 | POSIX threads and Solaris threads are implemented and tested). |
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285 | * Added DOS support, in the sense that we now support 8.3 filenames. |
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287 | Version 1.0: First release |