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Subject: Re: [boost] Demand for Boost libraries  was Math tools polynomial enhancements
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 20151101 16:11:18
On 11/1/15 1:46 AM, John Maddock wrote:
> One of the problems here, is that tools like Mathematica (and hence
> wolframalpha) are just so darn good,
> it would be nice if these tools
> could produce C++ code as output to save on the cutandpaste, but
> really they're going to be very hard to compete with.
Hmm  I'm not seeing this. for the questions being asked  take the
symbolic derivative  there is only one answer. How can one tool
be better than another?
> I also worry somewhat about blindly using a blackbox solution  if you
> use a template metaprogram to calculate the first N derivatives and
> evaluate them, how do you know that they're actually numerically
> stable?
we have that same problem with all the TMP stuff  and with normal user
code ! At least with library code we have all our eggs in one basket 
and we can watch the basket!
> Sometimes casting a mark 1 eyeball over the formulae can save a
> lot of grief later (and sometimes not of course).
> OK, so there are
> intervals, but those have issues too.
Ahhh  more feature creep!
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