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Subject: Re: [boost] [math][constants] mathematical constants page deserves to be more visible in the documentation
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 20130502 12:25:29
> Original Message
> From: Boost [mailto:boostbounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Andrew Hundt
> Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 4:11 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] [math][constants] mathematical constants page deserves to be more visible in the
> documentation
>
> I believe the Boost.math toolkit mathematical constants are an extremely useful feature, yet it is
> extremely difficult to find. Every time I try to browse to it I try searching boost.org/libs, then
try the math
> library page and cannot find the links at either of those locations. In fact, I'm not exactly sure
how to
> browse to it and instead use saved bookmarks. I it would be worthwhile if there was some direct
link or
> mention of it on boost.org/libs/math at minimum, and possibly even directly on boost.org/libs .
>
> Here is the mathematical constants page I am referring to:
> http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/release/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/html/math_toolkit/constants.html
>
> Any thoughts on this idea?
OK  I've had trouble too ;)
Googling "boost math constants" gets you to an obsolete version of Boost with only a handful of
constants, and the handy link to the latest version doesn't really help much getting there direct.
using the boost.org site you get to the fearsome looking source code :(
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_51_0/boost/math/constants/constants.hpp
The third item gets you closer  to
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_50_0/libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/html/math_toolkit/constants/constants
.html
but even that isn't latest version :(
I'll discuss with John Maddock how we can do better  I'm sure we can.
Paul
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