Subject: Re: [boost] Google Summer of Code 2018
From: Pranam Lashkari (plashkari628_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-11 04:42:25
Boost has developed many libraries which is useful in the field of science.
I would like to propose a library for "Astronomy" as a student.
I have been an amateur astronomer since last 8 years and being a Computer
Engineering student I will be able to develop this library with little
mentoring. I have some ideas about what can be integrated into it, which I
can propose if the proposal seems promising.
If so are there anyone who can help me out with this?
On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 4:11 AM, Tom Westerhout via Boost <
> On 10/01/2018, David Bellot via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Dear Boost community,
> > once again this year, we will apply to be a mentoring organization for
> > Google Summer of Code 2018. Our organization has been quite succesful for
> > the last decade and this year we hope to be selected again.
> > As part of filling in our application for 2018, we must supply to Google
> > list of potential GSoC mentors and potential GSoC projects for summer
> > in order to be approved as an organisation this year.
> > Therefore a lengthy page of awesome project ideas at
> > https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/SoC2018 before *January 23rd*
> > be an enormous help to getting us approved again this year and bringing
> > Boost another Google funding (worth dozens of thousands of dollars on
> > average).
> A student here rather than a mentor, but I'd still like to propose a
> project. Last year we had a Boost.StaticMap project which evolved into
> Boost.StaticViews. Niall Douglas was kind enough to mentor me during
> the summer.
> Boost.StaticViews is a very small C++14 library for manipulation of
> compile-time data ("constexpr"-level, not "type"-level). It consists of
> two layers: low-level views and non-owning containers implemented on top
> of them. The views part resembles some similarity with Ranges and
> could in the future be replaced by it if/when Ranges reach the high
> enough level of constexpr-ness. As for the containers part, currently it
> has an implementation of a static_map, a non-owning hash table with
> amortized O(1) accesses which are completely optimised away if input is
> available at compile-time.
> Although the last GSoC lay some good foundation, quite a bit of work
> still needs to be done before StaticViews can be proposed for inclusion
> into Boost. With high study load I can't find enough time to seriously
> work on the library now, but I believe that with some mentoring I should
> be able to bring in to review-ready state during summer vacation.
> Does this seem like a project Boost community could benefit from? If so,
> are there any volunteers who would be willing to guide me?
> Thanks in advance!
>  https://svn.boost.org/trac10/wiki/SoC2017
>  https://github.com/BoostGSoC17/static-views
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