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Subject: Re: [boost] library proposal: odeint
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-14 09:26:49

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On
Behalf Of
> Karsten Ahnert
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 3:03 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] library proposal: odeint

> I am new on this list and want to start a discussion if a library for
> solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs) would fit into boost.
> We are developing a lib - odeint - for such problems. odeint can be
> found in the sandbox:, but
> the current stage is far away from being ready for release or submission.

I'm sure some will be interested in this

- though it isn't Boost 'mainstream' so you should not be put off if you don't
get millions of replies ;-)

But the name 'odeint' seems ugly (and even uninformative) to me :-(

Producing some docs might usefully be your first priority. (Suggestions: Use
Quickbook 1.5 from the start, and imbed your code 'snippets' using the Quickbook
mechanism provided. This prevents C++ code getting out of step with the docs,
always very off-putting to users. Doxygen is also a help, especially if you
'Doxygenate' all functions and parameters fully).

(You might also consider how this library would fit in with other (possibly
future) libraries doing similar numerical things?)


Paul A. Bristow
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