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Subject: Re: [boost] [random] Speed up binomial and poisson distributions
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-07 04:04:21

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> Behalf Of Stephan
> Sent: 06 March 2009 10:26
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] [random] Speed up binomial and poisson distributions
> Hi,
> I was wondering why the binomial distribution still isn't optimized
> for speed. If I look into the GSL as a comparison, they use much
> smarter and faster algorithms. As is, the bosst::random distributions
> are not usable for computational purposes to me, which is a pity since
> I very much like the approach using variate_generators and stuff...
> I would be happy to contribute some faster code, but I don't know how
> exactly I should proceed for that... should I contact the maintainer
> directly?

Yes - I think you should - and report back here if you fail - someone else
may be willing to take on the task

- or help *you* to take it on ;-)


Paul A. Bristow
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