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Subject: Re: [boost] where to go to with libraries for a narrow problem domain?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-03 11:48:28

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Thijs
> van den Berg
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:54 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] where to go to with libraries for a narrow problem domain?
> I'm part of a community that work in financial mathematics, and every now and then there are ideas
> start library development on narrow sub-fields. A thing missing is a centralized place -exactly
like boost-
> where people can submit and acquire high quality *narrow* C++ source code libraries. There are a
lot of
> fragmented initiatives in mathematical finance: there is overlap between projects, quality may
vary a lot,
> etc. The landscape resembles a bit the pre uBlas era for matrices.
> It there a place just like boost (good quality C++ source code libs with a large community) for
> libraries? If not, wouldn't it be possible to create a subsection at boost for narrow libraries?
> like the Matlab toolboxes for C++ source libraries?

I'm not sure that Boost isn't a good place to use - the sandbox can be used for developing
libraries, but
 the end objective should be to get to a reviewable state (and to fit in with other Boost libraries
like Boost.Math).

This may be a constraint that not everyone will want to accept?

Of course, there may be limits on the space and the traffic that boost sandbox can stand, something
about which others will advise?


Paul A. Bristow,
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