- any - Safe, generic container for single
values of different value types, from Kevlin Henney.
- array - STL compliant
container wrapper for arrays of constant size, from
- conversion - Numeric,
polymorphic, and lexical casts, from Dave Abrahams and
- crc - Cyclic Redundancy Code, from Daryle
- pool - Memory pool management, from
- smart_ptr - Four smart
pointer classes, from Greg Colvin and Beman Dawes.
- timer - Event timer,
progress timer, and progress display classes, from Beman
- utility - Class noncopyable
plus checked_delete(), checked_array_delete(), next(),
prior(), and tie()
function templates, from Dave Abrahams and others.
Helpers to ease construction of your own designs
- call_traits -
Defines types for passing parameters, from John Maddock,
Howard Hinnant, et al.
- compose - Functional
composition adapters for the STL, from Nicolai Josuttis.
- Empty member optimization, from John Maddock, Howard
Hinnant, et al.
- function - Function object wrappers
for deferred calls or callbacks, from Doug Gregor
- functional - Enhanced
function object adaptors, from Mark Rodgers.
- iterator adaptors
- Adapt a base type into a standard conforming iterator,
and more, from Dave Abrahams, Jeremy Siek, and John
- operators - Templates
ease arithmetic classes and iterators, from Dave Abrahams
and Jeremy Siek.
- property map
- Concepts defining interfaces which map key objects to
value objects, from Jeremy Siek.
- tuple - Ease definition of functions returning multiple values, and more,
from Jaakko Järvi.
- type_traits -
Templates for fundamental properties of types, from John
Maddock, Steve Cleary, et al.
Correctness and testing
- concept check
- Tools for generic programming, from Jeremy Siek.
- Static assertions (compile time assertions), from John
- test - Support for program testing and
execution, from Beman Dawes.
Broken compiler workarounds
- compatibility - Help for
non-conforming standard libraries, from Ralf Grosse-Kunstleve and Jens
- config - Helps boost
library developers adapt to compiler idiosyncrasies; not
intended for library users.
Math and numerics
- integer - Headers to ease
dealing with integral types.
- math/octonion -
Octonions, from Hubert Holin.
- math/quaterion -
Quaterions, from Hubert Holin.
- math/special_functions -
Mathematical special functions such as atanh, sinc, and sinhc,
from Hubert Holin.
- random - A complete
system for random number generation, from Jens Maurer.
- rational - A rational
number class, from Paul Moore.
String and text processing
- regex - Regular expression
library, from John Maddock
- tokenizer - Break of a string or other
character sequence into a series of tokens, from John Bandela..
- graph -
Generic graph components and algorithms, from Jeremy Siek
and a University of Notre Dame team.
- python - Reflects C++
classes and functions into Python, from Dave
See Compiler Status
to find out what library works with which compiler.
See Header Dependencies to find
out what other headers each boost header includes.
See Download and Installation to find out
how to download and install the libraries.
See Building Boost Libraries to find
out how to build object libraries, when needed.
- min_rand - a random
number generator class from Beman Dawes. Replaced by random.
- array_traits -
tools to treat built-in arrays more like STL containers
from Dietmar Kühl. Also see array.
- dir_it - A set of file
system directory level iterators from Dietmar Kühl.
- heaps - a heap of
priority queues from Dietmar Kühl.
Revised 05 Sep 2001