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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-13 17:26:06


| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Paul A Bristow
| Sent: 12 June 2004 18:42
| To: Boost
| Subject: [boost] Math functions for statistics - a draft TR2 proposal.
| 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 also been uploaded to my own web site


 220 kb.

(in addition to the Boost files area and Boost sandbox because these may be
inconvenient to access for some)

| 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
| Paul A Bristow
| Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria UK LA8 8AB
| +44 1539 561830 +44 7714 330204
| mailto: pbristow_at_[hidden]
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