[SciPy-dev] Bessel functions from Boost

Gideon Simpson simpson@math.toronto....
Sun Feb 8 14:05:25 CST 2009


On Feb 8, 2009, at 12:23 PM, Pauli Virtanen wrote:

>
> However, the Boost library seems to have good implementations Bessel
> (and some other) special functions:
>
> 	http://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/trunk/boost/math/special_functions/detail/
> 	http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_37_0/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/html/math_toolkit/special.html
>
> Also the license seems Scipy-compatible:
>
> 	http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt
>
> So, I'd like to bring these over to Scipy, to replace some of the  
> Cephes
> routines.
>
> The only problem is that being in Boost, they are written in C++,  
> and I
> guess we can't make Scipy to depend on it.


What about the GSL implementation of the Bessel function?  That's  
already in C and seems, in some sense, a more natural companion  
library to SciPy than boost.

-gideon

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