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From: Jens Seidel (jensseidel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-11 02:42:53

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 08:19:26PM -0800, Jeremy Bruestle wrote:
> Hello, I have implemented support for the beta distribution for
> boost::random. I was wondering who I should send it to for examination and
> possible acceptance into boost? The method is based on the paper
> "Generating Beta Variates with Nonintegral Shape Parameters" (
> by R. C. H. Cheng,
> which was the best performing fully general purpose method I could find. It

Mmh, the article contains:

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Implementing an algorithm from the article is "fair use". But is Boost
a nonprofit library? Consider that it can be used (also in parts) in
commercial products!


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