[Haskell-cafe] ANN: gsl-random 0.1 and monte-carlo-0.1
patperry at stanford.edu
Thu Aug 28 07:24:21 EDT 2008
I've started on bindings for the random number generators and random
distributions provided by the gsl. The package is available here:
I've also written a monad and transformer for doing monte carlo
computations that uses gsl-random internally. Here is that package:
For a quick tutorial in the latter package, see my blog:
There is also a more complicated example in the "examples" directory.
Currently, only normal, uniform, and poisson random variables are
supported. I have no plans to add anything else unless I need it, but
I will happily accept patches if someone else is willing to do the work.
One thing you may need to watch out for is that gsl-random needs to
link with cblas. If your cblas is not called "cblas", you may have to
edit "gsl-random.cabal" to get things to work correctly. To use the
cblas that comes with the gsl, change "cblas" to "gslcblas". To use
ATLAS, change "cblas" to "cblas atlas".
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