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Subject: [Boost-commit] svn:boost r65175 - trunk/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist
From: pbristow_at_[hidden]
Date: 2010-09-01 14:08:37

Author: pbristow
Date: 2010-09-01 14:08:33 EDT (Wed, 01 Sep 2010)
New Revision: 65175

Minor editorial updates.
Text files modified:
   trunk/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/implementation.qbk | 18 ++++++++++++------
   1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

Modified: trunk/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/implementation.qbk
--- trunk/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/implementation.qbk (original)
+++ trunk/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/implementation.qbk 2010-09-01 14:08:33 EDT (Wed, 01 Sep 2010)
@@ -170,9 +170,9 @@
 and this has deterred us from implementing
 [@ median functions], the mid-point in a list of values.
-However a useful median approximation for distribution `dist` may be available from
+However a useful median numerical approximation for distribution `dist` may be available by calling
-`quantile(dist, 0.5)`.
+`quantile(dist, 0.5)` (this is the /mathematical/ definition of course).
 [@ Mean, Median, and Skew, Paul T von Hippel]
@@ -368,6 +368,9 @@
 provided a higher accuracy than
 C++ double (64-bit floating-point) and was regarded as
 the most-trusted source by far.
+The __R provided the widest range of distributions,
+but the usual Intel X86 distribution uses 64-but doubles,
+so our use was limited to the 15 to 17 decimal digit accuracy.
 A useful index of sources is:
@@ -400,7 +403,7 @@
 please note that the equation editor supplied with Open Office
 currently mangles these files and should not currently be used.
-Convertion to SVG was achieved using
+Conversion to SVG was achieved using
 [@ SVGMath] and a command line
 such as:
@@ -411,6 +414,9 @@
+See also the section on "Using Python to run Inkscape" and
+"Using inkscape to convert scalable vector SVG files to Portable Network graphic PNG".
 Note that SVGMath requires that the mml files are *not* wrapped in an XHTML
 XML wrapper - this is added by Mathcast by default - one workaround is to
 copy an existing mml file and then edit it with Mathcast: the existing
@@ -560,8 +566,8 @@
 process as the equations.
 The programs
-and /libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/graphs/sf_graphs.cpp
+and `/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/graphs/sf_graphs.cpp`
 generate the SVG's directly using the
 [@ Google Summer of Code 2007]
 project of Jacob Voytko (whose work so far is at .\boost-sandbox\SOC\2007\visualization).
@@ -569,7 +575,7 @@
 [endsect] [/section:implementation Implementation Notes]
- Copyright 2006, 2007 John Maddock and Paul A. Bristow.
+ Copyright 2006, 2007, 2010 John Maddock and Paul A. Bristow.
   Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0.
   (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at

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