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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Multiprecision GSoC 2013
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-10 05:30:18

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Christopher Kormanyos
> Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 10:07 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]; nikharagrawal2006_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Multiprecision GSoC 2013
> > Hi,
> > My name is Nikhar Agrawal. I'm a 2nd year Computer Science student.
> > I'm interested to work for Boost in GSoC and I found the project
> > Boost.Multiprecision really really interesting. Any pointers on how
> > should I go about it?
> > Meanwhile, I'll go through this book:-
> >
> > Thanks
> Hi Nikhar,
> Thank you for your interest in multiprecision.
> As far as I know, you need to consider writing a brief proposal in order to be accepted for the
> So you need to try to look into this.
> As far as the book goes, yes, please look into it.
> The formulation of the algorithms is somewhat abstract, and you should check if you feel
> with the material.
> In addition, please investigate
> <boost/multiprecision/cpp_dec_float.hpp>.
> This is the kind of programming needed.
> So you need to make sure you feel comfortable with that level of programming.
> Please get back to us with any further
> questions on these matters.

I suggest that you should make sure that you can build a simple demo of using cpp_dec_float type -
there are lots of examples, but you should work up your own using some math function. Use a platform
and IDE of your choice, Linux, NetBeans, Visual Studio ...

Then mail me direct a zip of all your files, including the program output. Bonus points for using
Boost.Test ;-)


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