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Re: [Help-gsl] Question: gsl in C++ ??

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] Question: gsl in C++ ??
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:45:38 +0000
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At Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:47:34 +0200,
Jigal A wrote:
> I was wondering about the possibility to turn GSL into a set of C++ template
> classes (yep, I know, big job...) where one of the template parameters would
> be the floating point type (usually double, right?).
> The reasoning is whether the entire set of GSL functionality can be reused,
> unchanged, on arbitrary precision numbers, or alternatively, on the new
> decimal floating point numbers, etc.

Some functions have to be written to a specific precision, e.g.
tables of chebyshev coefficients in special functions, quadrature
points and weights, so not everything can be templatised.

Brian Gough
(GSL Maintainer)

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