[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
## Re: [Help-gsl] log probability density functions

**From**: |
Sam Mason |

**Subject**: |
Re: [Help-gsl] log probability density functions |

**Date**: |
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:06:38 +0100 |

On 29 March 2012 14:26, Rodney Sparapani <address@hidden> wrote:
>*> I'm just wondering whether it's deliberate that there aren't any log*
>*> probability density functions in the GSL?*
>
>* That is a very good point. Many other packages like R allow you to return*
>* the log-density rather than the density.*
Yes, I use R lots as well--very useful for non-intensive bits of code.
>* This would be a good addition to*
>* GSL. However, I see two problems. 1) as I understand it,*
>* GSL is feature complete at this point. 2) after many years of great*
>* stewardship, Brian Gough has stepped down as maintainer and no one*
>* has stepped up.*
Yes, I saw the recent messages from Brian. I'm surprised nobody has
suggested taking over, there must be quite a few users of the library!
>* So, you can either code your functions as a GSL*
>* extension or maybe you just use the R math library directly.*
I tried using the R library, but I couldn't follow enough it well
enough to make use of it; the GSL API seems better designed.
Does anybody else have write access to the website where
patches/pointers could be accumulated till somebody gets the
motivation to integrate some of them?
Sam