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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-30 13:34:39

Matthias Troyer wrote:
> On 30 Jan 2008, at 08:26, Neal Becker wrote:
>> I don't think that helps. How can I specify apriori the number of
>> bins and the min and max? AFAICT, the above would let me do this
>> by forcing in some fake data, that has the effect of filling the
>> cache and thus setting num_bins, min, max, but is has the side
>> effect of causing that data to effect the histogram - which is not
>> what I need.
>> Unless I misunderstand, we need another (simpler) class "histogram"
>> that implements just this simpler behavior. Perhaps density could
>> be build on top of it?
> It would indeed be nice to be able to explicitly specify the min and
> max for the bins and I guess that should not be too hard to do.
> Eric, what do you think?

Sounds reasonable. I'm super-busy at the moment getting proto ready for
its upcoming review. I can add this to the list, or someone (Neal?) can
submit a patch which I would gladly accept.

Eric Niebler
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