QuoteOriginally posted by: quartzQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunyou're right. I have a very strong urge to try and take over maintenance of that lib,.. and then get alls the stuff that's just waiting there in:* CHi2* parallel random number generator* low discrepancy engines..however, I know I'm going to lose interest once that's in, and I doubt I'm a good enough coder to be able to maintain a lib like that And... it would be nice to have a public discussion on what the best interfaces are anyway for parallel and LDSs, before going to any specific implementation. And MCMC might also need some attention. Risking repetitiveness: there wasnt even a reasonable discussion on skipahead for C++11, almost as difficult as with boost people.We're also working on some unhortodox generators so fast that the wrong interface could become a bottleneck, so we'd like a standard to incorporate our suggestions.Most PRNG people around seem still unaware they could (and should) build a community, instead of duplicating efforts, reinventing the wheel and preparing conflicts...Last night I attended a boost lecture by Boris Schaeling (author of two books (I wrote the other two) on Boost and who lives in Amsterdam). The attendees had quite a number of critical questions on the future and feasibility of C++ and Boost.IMO the communication(in fairness, not a strong point) from library developers needs to be improved. That's my personal experience. Others may think differently. The wider developer community has been left out of the equation, it seems.Boost has a lot to do. N.B. Don't shoot, I'm only the messenger
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