Subject: Re: [boost] [math distributions] where to check for validity of distribution variables?
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-22 14:28:39
Thijs van den Berg wrote:
>> I we have the following code that constructs a faulty distribution
>> uses that in follow-up steps,
>> what would be wanted behavior regarding error handling?
>> 1: normal N(0,0); // a normal distribution with invalid std
>> 2: double y = pdf(N, 0.3);
>> 3: double k = kurtosis(N);
IMO, we should probably follow this one (but might not where the result is
the same constant for all parameter values).
However, as noted previously an error might not trigger an exception: we
might be required to return a specific error value instead.
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