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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-31 05:17:48

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Matthias Troyer
>Sent: 30 January 2007 22:08
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] Accumulators review
>On 30 Jan 2007, at 20:07, Paul A Bristow wrote:
>> PS and about your torture test - I don't think this should be the
>> focus of the review.
>> There are horses for courses, and the not-always-accurate version
>> should be fine for most applications.
>> (If the data are going to be as unreasonable as the torture data
>> are, one could argue that they are wrong!
>> and that there should have never have been used to calculate a
>> simple mean etc anyway - it needs a robust mean?).
>The accumulator library can easily extended by more robust estimators.

Indeed - its strength is that it is a framework ready for such extensions.


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