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017
018package org.apache.commons.math4.linear;
019
020/**
021 * Interface defining a visitor for matrix entries.
022 *
023 * @see DefaultRealMatrixPreservingVisitor
024 * @since 2.0
025 */
026public interface RealMatrixPreservingVisitor {
027    /**
028     * Start visiting a matrix.
029     * <p>This method is called once before any entry of the matrix is visited.</p>
030     * @param rows number of rows of the matrix
031     * @param columns number of columns of the matrix
032     * @param startRow Initial row index
033     * @param endRow Final row index (inclusive)
034     * @param startColumn Initial column index
035     * @param endColumn Final column index (inclusive)
036     */
037    void start(int rows, int columns,
038               int startRow, int endRow, int startColumn, int endColumn);
039
040    /**
041     * Visit one matrix entry.
042     * @param row row index of the entry
043     * @param column column index of the entry
044     * @param value current value of the entry
045     */
046    void visit(int row, int column, double value);
047
048    /**
049     * End visiting a matrix.
050     * <p>This method is called once after all entries of the matrix have been visited.</p>
051     * @return the value that the <code>walkInXxxOrder</code> must return
052     */
053    double end();
054}