From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-12 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 TR-1.
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 re-open 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
PS I am on holiday for two weeks and will not respond to your observations
Paul A Bristow
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