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From: Andy Elvey (andy.elvey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-08 17:18:22

On Monday 07 June 2004 13:57, Doug Gregor wrote:
> On Jun 7, 2004, at 9:34 AM, Andy Elvey wrote:
> > Hi everyone -
> > I'm a newcomer to this list (but have used Boost Spirit for a long
> > time).
> >
> > I've looked through the various Boost libraries and have noticed that
> > there seems to be one area of mathematics that isn't covered by the
> > existing libraries : calculus (derivatives, integrals). So, my
> > question is - is there a reason for this, or is it just that a
> > suitable library for inclusion hasn't appeared yet?
> The only reason is that no such library has come through the Boost
> review process. As far as I know, nobody else has mentioned an interest
> in submitting such a library, although I'm sure there is interest.
> > ( I'm aware of a possible one that could be put forward as a
> > candidate, but I don't know if it's "OK" for me to suggest a library
> > ). Many thanks in advance.
> Absolutely. Library proposals should be posted on the Boost developers
> list (this is the users list). If you haven't already read it, there is
> a description of the library submission process here:
> Doug
  Hi Doug - thanks for your reply!
  I just realised after sending this query that there is a very good C++
calculus package in "Ginac". So, I'm thinking that maybe it's fair enough
that no-one's "reinvented the wheel" in doing a Boost calculus package.
   The library that I was thinking of (as a possible Boost candidate) is
"libmath++" at the website www dot surakware dot net ( it's in the "projects"
area). Looks to be quite lightweight and well thought-out.
 - Andy

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