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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Submodule's readme and logo
From: Adam Wulkiewicz (adam.wulkiewicz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-17 12:05:40


Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Adam Wulkiewicz
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:29 PM
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Submodule's readme and logo
>> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>>> In the future, it might be nice if enough instructions were available
>>> so that library authors could play with their own, starting with a plain 'template' and using
> Inkscape?
> Would a few lines and an example on the wiki encourage this?.
> (Otherwise you may have a job for life!)
Sorry, I thought it was obvious how to edit vector graphics. I've added
some info in the readme.

>>> they think about it.
>>> Nice. Discrete. Clear Boost branding.
>>> How about a logo for the Boost.Math library? And Boost.Multiprecision?
>> Do you have some ideas/preferences?
>> For Math I'd put some symbols like:
>> - sum/big sigma
> pi and big sigma look sorta mathy? And easy to do.
> Or continued fractions (since this features quite a bit in John's implementation)?
This probably won't fit nicely into the small hexagon.

> See Boost Math Toolkit bmp attached. (I think I may have an svg used to create this somewhere).
>> - integral, definite integral or contour integral
>> - differential operator or nabla
>> - +Bi - plus big beta and imaginary (quaterions, octonions)
>> - big gamma/gamma function or zeta funcion (special functions) Or graphics:
>> - gaussian bell curve (statistics)
>> - other function/curve e.g. erf(z), some polynomial(s) (special functions)
>> For Multiprecision:
>> - a nice simple fraction a/b or x/y, one above the other
> Possible but the main feature is loads (and loads) or digits, so perhaps loads of digits?

> Paul
> PS But are we getting ahead of ourselves here?
> Although it is a bit of a bikeshed issue, I think we should start a new thread to get general
> agreement on the principle of having a separate customised Boost logo for each library.
Yes that's probably a good idea, now when we have something to show to
prove it's possible to make a quite consistent set ;). However the
number of people talking about it in this thread isn't too big and I
assume that it will be the same in different thread. I also suspect that
at the end the libraries authors will do whatever suits them but I hope
that at least some of the logos will be used.


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