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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-14 04:27:27

Anup Mandvariya wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have some queries related with boost.math library as ststed below:
> a) Is it possible to write many of the functions in the boost.math
> library (like beta and gamma functions) so that they can be
> parallelized
> irrespective of the "way of parallelization"(such as using OpenMP,
> MPI, etc...) and the "environment" (like multicore or a cluster)?

I don't know, you would need to devise an parrallelisation API that's
independent of the underlying mechanism, given that OpenMP uses #pragmas and
MPI code I'm not sure that's really feasable. The alternative would be
lot's of #if..#else logic I guess :-(

> b) What is the possibility of extending boost.math libraries
> (particularly beta and gamma functions) to generic libraries using
> generic programming process?

I'm not sure I understand what you mean - they are intended to be generic
already - and work with any type that satisfies the requirements here

So for example I already use them with NTL::RR and also have experimental
versions which work with Boost.Interval and/or mpfr_class.

Is this what you meant?

HTH, John.

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