- 1 Contact Information
- 2 About me
- 3 Heard about this program
- 4 Experiences with FOSS projects
- 5 Previous projects
- 6 Project Details
- 7 Detail Project Timeline
- 8 Other Commitments
- 9 Objective of joining GNU
- 10 Why me?
Name: Alisha Jain
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Handle: alisha
Github Account: https://github.com/alishajain
Location: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Typical Working Hours:-GMT+5.30, Typical working hours will be 11AM to 2AM on working days and full time on weekends. I can devote 40 - 50 hours per week and more if required. My graduation will end by the mid of May. I will be completely free after that. My working hours for the internship will be flexible and subject to the requirements of the project.
I am an undergraduate 4th year Computer Science student at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana. I have formidable learning in C++, PHP and MySQL. I have a strong affinity for Mathematics which keeps my inquisitiveness alive for learning more about numerical functions and their implementation through programming.
Heard about this program
I got to know about this program from the word of mouth from my friends who too were participants in GSOC 2014.
Experiences with FOSS projects
Experience with GNU products
As a user I have a quite good experience with GNU Bison and can use make, gcc and gdb.
Experience with other FOSS projects
As a user I have experienced many FOSS projects like Linux, OpenScad, Flex and Mediawiki and other Wiki software.
I have worked upon writing DXF files using C++. Below is the link to it:-
I have been also working on parser using Flex & Bison. You can check it here:-
Because of my affinity for mathematics, I have my keen interest in Generalised_eigenvalue_problem project and would like to explore myself in the field of matrices.
Introduction to Project
This project deals with the eig function in GNU Octave, which calculates the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix.
This project will implement missing calling forms of the eig function, which includes preliminary balancing, calculating left eigenvectors as a third ouput and choosing among the generalized eigenvalue algorithms.
Detail Project Timeline
Community bonding period
Getting familiar with the code Interaction with mentors and the community members
1st week (25th May - 30th May)
Designing the algorithm for calculation of left eigenvectors
2nd week (1st June - 7th June)
Implementation of the algorithm
3rd week (8th June - 14th June)
Implementation of calling form for calculating left eigenvectors as third output
4th week (15th June - 21th June)
Studying Cholesky Factorisation algorithm and QR algorithm
5th week (22nd June - 28th June)
Implementation of the calling form to choose among generalised algorithms
Calling form of eig to calculate left eigenvectors as third output Calling form for choosing among generalised eigenvalue algorithms
7th week (6th July - 12th July)
Understanding the concept of balancing
8th week (13th July - 19th July)
Implementation of algorithm for balancing option
9th week (20th July - 26th July)
Implementation of calling form for preliminary balancing
10th week ( 27th July - 2nd August)
Writing test cases for these calling forms of eig function
11th and 12th week(3rd August - 16th August)
Documentation for the code Reviewing the code Final touches to the code
Till mid of May, I would be having my final exams. But after that I would be completely free to devote all my time to GSoC. So I will be comfortably able to manage to fulfill my tasks within the specified time.
Objective of joining GNU
I have been using stupendous products of GNU organisation from the very starting point of my career in open source world. I have been a regular user of GNU Bison, gdb, gcc etc. GNU Octave being a project which touches my area of interest. So, it would be a great honor for me to be a part of such a cardinal community and ameliorate myself in the field of programming and mathematics.
Because of my keen interest of contributing to the open source world and Octave being the most suitable community for me, I would like to put all sincere efforts to complete my project within the time period. I have joined email@example.com mailing list and #octave channel on IRC a few days ago and feeling great to interact with the community members and also I have got worthy feedback from them. Also, I have a good experience with C++ and mathematics always being one of my favorites, I think I am suitable according to the requirements of the project.