1 | #ifndef theplu_yat_statistics_vector_distance_h |
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2 | #define theplu_yat_statistics_vector_distance_h |
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3 | |
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4 | // $Id$ |
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5 | |
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6 | #include <iterator> |
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7 | |
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8 | namespace theplu { |
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9 | namespace yat { |
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10 | |
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11 | namespace statistics { |
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12 | |
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13 | /// |
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14 | /// For each measure to calculate distances between containers |
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15 | /// with random access iterators one should provide a struct |
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16 | /// which inherits from vector_distance_tag and provides a "label" for |
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17 | /// the distance measure. |
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18 | /// |
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19 | struct vector_distance_tag { |
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20 | typedef vector_distance_tag distance; |
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21 | }; |
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22 | |
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23 | |
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24 | /// |
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25 | /// We are writing a generic function for all distance measures |
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26 | /// between containers with random access iterators (below). The |
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27 | /// general function does not have to know anything about different |
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28 | /// distance measures. Instead it can access the "label" of each |
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29 | /// distance measure through the special template structure |
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30 | /// vector_distance_traits. |
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31 | /// |
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32 | template <class T> |
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33 | struct vector_distance_traits { |
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34 | typedef typename T::distance distance; |
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35 | }; |
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36 | |
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37 | |
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38 | /// |
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39 | /// The general function for calculating distances between vectors |
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40 | /// (containers with random access iterators). This general function |
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41 | /// calls specialized distance functions implementing various |
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42 | /// distance measures based on the "label" of a distance type object |
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43 | /// (templatized as Dist). It can also call separate implementations |
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44 | /// for iterators to weighted and unweighted iterators based on the |
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45 | /// trait of the iterators (templatized as Iter1 and Iter2). |
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46 | /// |
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47 | template <typename Iter1, typename Iter2, typename Dist> |
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48 | double vector_distance(Iter1 beg1, Iter1 end1, Iter2 beg2, const Dist disttag) |
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49 | { |
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50 | return vector_distance(beg1,end1,beg2, |
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51 | typename vector_distance_traits<Dist>::distance(), |
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52 | typename std::iterator_traits<Iter1>::iterator_category()); |
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53 | } |
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54 | |
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55 | // Temporary function of where I end up when calling with a reference to distance_tag |
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56 | template <typename Iter1, typename Iter2> |
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57 | double vector_distance(Iter1 beg1, Iter1 end1, Iter2 beg2, |
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58 | const vector_distance_tag& disttag) |
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59 | { |
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60 | return 0; |
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61 | } |
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62 | |
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63 | |
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64 | }}} // of namespace statistics, yat, and theplu |
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65 | |
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66 | #endif |
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