[Haskell-cafe] Re: Re: Re: Difference between div and /
uzytkownik2 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 10:33:35 EDT 2010
On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 06:48 -0700, mokus at deepbondi.net wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 Jun 2010, Maciej Piechotka wrote:
> >> Hmm. Thanks - however I fail to figure out how to do something like:
> >> "generate a random number with normal distribution with average avg and
> >> standard deviation stdev".
> > Unfortunately the package is restricted to discrete distributions so far.
> Shameless self-advertisement: The random-fu package (whimsically named,
> sorry) implements a modest variety of continuous distributions with what I
> believe to be a user-friendly and flexible interface.
> This thread inspired me to finish up and upload the 0.1 release (just
> announced on haskell-cafe as well). The public interface is slightly
> different from earlier releases and the haddock docs for the new one
> failed to build on hackage, but earlier versions have essentially the same
> end-user interface aside from some changes in the module export lists so
> if you'd like to get an idea of the basic spirit of the system you can
> browse the docs for the earlier releases. Alternatively, feel free to
> browse the source and steal some of the implementations (many of which
> were, in turn, translated from other sources such as wikipedia or the
> Numerical Recipes book).
> Unfortunately, the old documentation is much sparser and terser than the
> new documentation that failed to build, but if nothing else you can
> download and build the docs yourself for the new one.
I build docs anyway ;). I discovered random-fu just before 0.1 release
and it have nice, monadic interface :D
I guess all it lacks is something to 'just' use IO without state etc.
for fast typing in ghci - otherwise is IMHO perfect.
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