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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a library for building simulations of dynamical systems?
From: John Phillips (phillips_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-30 20:05:19

Jay Graham wrote:
> Is there interest in a library for building simulations of dynamical
> systems represented by time-based differential equations?
> The proposed library would implement ideas found in the C++ Model Developer
> (CMD) library developed by Ray Sells, but in a more generic way. For
> example,
> the proposed library would support the use of user defined data types when
> defining states and their derivatives. Other CMD features to be
> included in the proposed library are:
> 1. The ability to mix both continuous and discrete events.
> 2. Support for a simulation structure that makes it easy to go from a
> mathematical description of a system to code.
> 3. Support for time-varying system topologies (e.g., multi-stage missiles).
> 4. User extendable set of numerical integration algorithms.

   I want to think some about your proposed syntax. I'm not yet
convinced it is the best way to go. However, with good syntax, I'm


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