[SciPy-dev] Bessel functions from Boost

Michael Abshoff michael.abshoff@googlemail....
Sun Feb 8 14:16:45 CST 2009


Gideon Simpson 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.

Hi,

> 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.

GSL is GPL licensed - not surprisingly since it is the GNU scientifc 
library :)

> -gideon

Cheers,

Michael

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