SciD (Was: Real Close to the Machine: Floating Point in D )

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Fri May 15 13:16:42 PDT 2009

Georg Wrede wrote:
> Lars T. Kyllingstad wrote:
>> 2. I have to figure out some licensing issues. Some algorithms are 
>> clearly public domain, while some things -- like code I've ripped off 
>> Numerical Recipes, for instance -- is more questionable. (Although the 
>> NR guys do quite a lot of off-ripping themselves. ;)
> If you're talking about any one of the books that come up when entering 
> "Numerical Recipes" in the Amazon search box, I'd say that those recipes 
> are freely usable. That's why they're in the books.
> Checking, of course may be good, but if anyone publishes recipes in a 
> book and then sues people for actually using them, I'd sue *them* for 
> entrapment.

Actually I seem to remember that "Numerical recipes in C" was widely 
criticized for having incredibly strong restrictions on the published code.


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