Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review of Proposed Boost.Histogram Library Starts TODAY
From: Hans Dembinski (hans.dembinski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-25 07:38:53
thank you very much for your kind review!
> On 24. Sep 2018, at 22:04, Klemens David Morgenstern via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> - What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
> It's not my domain, but for anyone interested in data analysis this seems
> super useful. I think there should be more libraries from that domain, even
> tough it's not my primary one.
Data analysis is a growing field as everyone knows. There is clearly a demand for histograms, if you search through projects on github, you will find several histogram libraries.
The idea of submitting histogram to Boost is to offer a high-quality standard solution that covers everyone's needs - or is at least flexible enough so that it can cover specific needs with a bit of extra work by users (without rewriting the whole thing). If Boost is offering this, there is a high chance that people adopt the standard solution instead of cooking up their own, which leads to less bugs overall and higher code quality.
> - Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
> Yes, definitely.
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