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can anyone get numeric.js imported?

I’m having a lot of trouble with this library (but I admit I am no observable require expert).

The website is now down (still on wayback) but code is still on github and distributed various places, and it can e.g. be found at
https://unpkg.com/numeric@1.2.6/numeric-1.2.6.js

I can’t get require to work, and my attempts at just eval-ing the string source isn’t working either.

Edit: apparently a topic can only have one “answer”.

mootari and bgchen’s both work. Respectively:

numeric = require('https://unpkg.com/numeric@1.2.6/numeric-1.2.6.js').catch(() => window.numeric)
numeric = require('https://bundle.run/numericjs@1.2.6')

Try this:

numeric = require('https://unpkg.com/numeric@1.2.6/numeric-1.2.6.js').catch(() => window.numeric)

That returns a function, whereas the “numeric” name is supposed to be an object with a number of properties representing various numerical functions.

How about:

numeric = require('https://bundle.run/numericjs@1.2.6')

(You can see this in action in a few notebooks by searching Observable for “numericjs”)

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Ah thank you! That one does work at first glance.

All the properties are there, e.g. numeric.version.

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Oh huh. So what’s the function part about? I was trying to call it before, and getting inscrutable errors out.

Supposedly node support. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sure would be great if we could get a new owner of that repo. Although there are alternatives poking up.

This looks interesting: a port of python/numpy etc with a JavaScript interface…

Folks looking for alternative linear algebra libraries might check out these I found:

http://mlweb.loria.fr/lalolab/lalolib.html

https://mateogianolio.github.io/vectorious/

https://enkimute.github.io/linalg.js/

http://mil-tokyo.github.io/miljs.html

https://github.com/datascience-js/numjs.linalg

http://sylvester.jcoglan.com/

https://github.com/google/closure-library

https://github.com/timqian/mathlab

If anyone knows about good reviews evaluating / comparing these or other libraries (e.g. comparing their available tools, APIs, performance, …) please do tell.

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For folks who want to use numeric, I wrote a quick version of it with support for UMD and ES modules, so you can do

numeric = require("@tmcw/numeric@1.0.2")

// or
numeric = import("@tmcw/numeric@1.0.2")
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