[SciPy-dev] Bessel functions from Boost

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sun Feb 8 14:15:18 CST 2009


On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Gideon Simpson <simpson@math.toronto.edu>wrote:

> 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.
>

Wrong license.

Chuck
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