From: John Phillips (phillips_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-29 09:15:01
The formal review of the Boost.Accumulators library, submitted by Eric
Neibler begins today and ends on Wednesday, February 7. The library is
From the documentation:
Boost.Accumulators is both a library for incremental statistical
computation as well as an extensible framework for incremental
calculation in general. The library deals primarily with the concept of
an accumulator, which is a primitive computational entity that accepts
data one sample at a time and maintains some internal state. These
accumulators may offload some of their computations on other
accumulators, on which they depend. Accumulators are grouped within an
accumulator set. Boost.Accumulators resolves the inter-dependencies
between accumulators in a set and ensures that accumulators are
processed in the proper order.
Your comments may be brief or lengthy. If you identify problems along
the way, please note if they are minor, serious, or showstoppers.
Here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:
What is your evaluation of the design?
What is your evaluation of the implementation?
What is your evaluation of the documentation?
What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of
Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did
you have any problems?
How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A
quick reading? In-depth study?
Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
And finally, every review should answer this question:
Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
Be sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments don't
obscure your overall opinion.
All interested parties are encouraged to submit a review. These can be
sent to the developer list, the user list, or if you don't want to share
your review with the general public it can be sent directly to me.
Thanks to all for the work you will do on this review.
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