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Subject: Re: [boost] where to go to with libraries for a narrow problem domain?
From: thijs_at_[hidden]
Date: 2011-10-03 11:57:03

Thanks Paul,

I should give an update.

We've started a new community at Wilmott for this, -same principles as boost- and we are hopeing that some general math things would fit in nicely in boost math, and we will try to work towards that. Other bits would stay there for the narrow nature.

I'll contact you here when things get a bit more concrete. We could also look at more alignment, we could your expertise!

On Oct 3, 2011, at 5:48 PM, "Paul A. Bristow" <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Thijs
> (M.A.)
>> 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
> to
>> 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
> narrow
>> libraries? If not, wouldn't it be possible to create a subsection at boost for narrow libraries?
> Something
>> 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
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