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Statistics: efficient, general purpose statistics
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This package provides the Statistics module, a Haskell library for
working with statistical data in a space- and time-efficient way.

Where possible, we give citations and computational complexity
estimates for the algorithms used.


Performance
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This library has been carefully optimised for high performance.  To
obtain the best runtime efficiency, it is imperative to compile
libraries and applications that use this library using a high level of
optimisation.

Suggested GHC options:

  -O -fvia-C -funbox-strict-fields

To illustrate, here are the times (in seconds) to generate and sum 250
million random Word32 values, on a laptop with a 2.4GHz Core2 Duo
P8600 processor, running Fedora 11 and GHC 6.10.3:

  no flags   200+
  -O           1.249
  -O -fvia-C   0.991

As the numbers above suggest, compiling without optimisation will
yield unacceptable performance.


Get involved!
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Please feel welcome to contribute new code or bug fixes.  You can
fetch the source repository from here:

darcs get http://darcs.serpentine.com/statistics


Authors
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Bryan O'Sullivan <bos@serpentine.com>
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