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From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-31 15:23:16

On 31 Jan 2008, at 08:15, Eric Niebler wrote:

> Neal Becker wrote:
>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I haven't gotten it working - I haven't learned about
>> boost::parameter yet.
>> Someone familiar with that could probably finish this quickly.
>> Here is
>> what I have so far:
> <snip>
> I took Matthias' suggestion above to mean he thought the density
> accumulator could be given additional "min" and "max" constructor
> parameters, not that we need a whole new accumulator. Matthias, was
> that
> what you were suggesting? I'd rather go that route.

Yes, that was my suggestion. Or we could implement the current one
based on the simpler one.


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