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comment What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
@DavidHeffernan Also, you are unlikely to have a license to use the code in commercial projects, so you'll need to reimplement the described algorithms anyway. Smelly code will encourage you to actually do that!
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comment What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
@Stephen The question is still a valid question that I'm interested in - it is just that the justification I gave for the question has morphed a bit.
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revised Is there an open source license for this?
advise->advice, duh.
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comment What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
@Charles, in a nutshell, I want it brought up-tp-date: More recent algorithms, new topics of contemporary interest, and a style that better reflects modern software development. Given that this will probably never happen, what should the modern developer use as their "gold standard reference" for numerical methods?
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revised What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
minor rewording to alleviate perception that the question "attacks" NR, as that certianly was not the intent.
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comment What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
@Charles "The service provided by the book is a clear explanation of important algorithms, not the provision of a strong math library.". I fully agree, but that's the point: what reference provides equally clear and comprehensive explanations of the now-state-of-the-art algorithms, with emphasis on issues that would concern the modern programmer? e.g., parallelism, to name the most glaring concept.
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Fix broken link -> Provide link to question with some great answers
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answered Is there an open source license for this?
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answered Releasing an open source project without getting embarrassed
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comment What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
To avoid controversy, I'd like to state that the current phrase "The "software engineering" practises seem to me to be outdated" is neither what I wrote nor what I meant. I was trying to imply that the coding style, and the non-OO, non-functional, form of these examples leads to some criticism/debate. I hope no modern programmer would write similar code, but within the historical context of NR, the style is understood and acceptable to me.
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comment What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
@Angelo I agree that the implementations are fairly self-contained, and they make wonderful "reference implementations" (ignoring the few, well-documented, caveats that apply to some) as I said.
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comment What modern alternatives to Numerical Recipes exist?
@MarkBooth I don't intend it to be offensive. I've used it extensively over the past too many years. I also don't deny that it is still a valuable starting point. But surely after 20-somethng years, there must be a better alternative? At least, something that already details those "better algorithms if you care to look" in the same well-written, approachable, format?