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

From: Lionel B
Subject: [Help-gsl] Re: Question: gsl in C++ ??
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:22:42 +0000 (UTC)
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:45:38 +0000, Brian Gough wrote:

> 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.

Well, one could use (partial) template specialisation I guess, though
I suspect this might entail substantial work.

Lionel B

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