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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-05 12:16:29

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Brook Milligan
>Sent: 02 May 2007 19:10
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: [boost] [Probability] interest in
>probability/likelihood library
>This note is to announce the release of a library for handling
>probability and likelihood quantities, together with their logarithms,
>in a consistent and (when desired) transparent manner. Ultimately, I
>think this could be useful to the Boost community (e.g., it may find
>application within the recently reviewed math toolkit or be useful
>together with the recently accepted units library, from which it draws
>certain ideas). I would however appreciate feedback on that point, as
>well as on ways to improve its design, implementation, or
>documentation. What follows is an overview, and an indication of a
>couple of areas I know I need help with. More information is also
>available at
>The code may be downloaded at

At a very quick glance this has obvious benefits (though quite how big those benefits are is less clear to me at this glance).

I have put on my TODO list seeing how this code plays with the recently accepted math toolkit and statistical distributions. But it
might be more useful if *you* tried to combine these two - if not the units library as well ;-)

(The final toolkit version will not appear until the 1.35 release, of course, but a version is available in the sandbox - but it has
recently 'escaped' to SVN and I haven't regained access to it yet. You will also need the Boost 1.34 release too).


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