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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 20040612 12:42:15
As promised recently, I am presenting a draft of proposals for math
functions which are needed for even most elementary statistics.
I have been encouraged to submit this to both the C and C++ Standard Library
groups at the same time. (They seem to speaking more than in the past).
These are additions to the list drawn up by Walter Brown accepted into TR1.
The style and format follows his closely even though there were some
opposition to them from the C++ community. However I think we have to
accept that C and C++ compatibility are valued more than C++ 'ideality', and
not try to reopen this area of dissent.
The draft has been uploaded to the files area in a new folder Math Functions
as "More Mathematical Functions.pdf" 220 kb.
I'd be grateful if some CVS whizz would copy it to the sandbox as I know
that many are unable to access the fiels section.
It would be useful to have comments on
1 Typographical mistakes.
2 Mathematical mistakes (prepared by someone with seriously rusty math!).
3 The choice of functions espcially if there are any your feel strongly are
missing, or are not needed (say why).
4 The choice of names. Clarity is preferred to curtness.
5 The choice of names for derivatives like the inverse and complement. I
have added suffixes _inc and _c (or _com?).
( for C there will be suffixes f and l for the float and long double
versions).
Thanks.
Paul
PS I am on holiday for two weeks and will not respond to your observations
until July.
Paul A Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria UK LA8 8AB
+44 1539 561830 +44 7714 330204
mailto: pbristow_at_[hidden]
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