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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-15 02:02:02

May I take this opportunity to clarity that my VERY PRELIMINARY DRAFT proposal
is for some functions to support Statistics beyond mean and sd - Student's t,
Fisher, Chisquared etc.

(Not to be confused with Walter Brown's recently accepted Standard library
additions for some math oriented 'special functions' which in turn add to the
C99 additions also recently accepted. Both of these sets are reasonably easily
implementable and so like to become Standard).

I hope Boosters can produce some implementations of the more difficult
Statistics functions which will help persuade the Standards group to add them in
the _NEXT_ round of changes. (Things that are to difficult to implement are
unlikely to be accepted as Standards).

I am sure that both groups will be in separate header files, probably split into
a few headers?


Paul A Bristow, Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AB UK
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Neal D. Becker
> Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 8:32 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] C++ Standard Library proposal - Math
> functionsforStatistics
> On Monday 14 April 2003 03:02 pm, Powell, Gary wrote:
> > While I haven't looked at this latest proposal, Walter's special math fns
> > proposal was well received because it has a C implementation/interface,
> > i.e. no templates. -Gary-
> Not sure which "latest proposal" you're referring to.
> The postings I've sent recently regarding statistics have a similar name to
> the math function proposals that we just saw (they both are called
> statistics), but really they are orthogonal.
> The math functions are a collection of functions that happen to be useful in
> statistics.
> The stats class I was working on is a class for computing (currently) second
> order statistics of a random variable: mean and standard deviation.
> Incidentally, I hope that the proposal to add any such functions
> would be as a
> library seperate from libstdc++. They are too specialized for the core,
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