...one of the most highly
regarded and expertly designed C++ library projects in the
world.

— Herb Sutter and Andrei
Alexandrescu, C++
Coding Standards

All math functions and distributions are in ```
namespace
boost::math
```

.

So, for example, the Students-t distribution template in ```
namespace
boost::math
```

is

template <class RealType> class students_t_distribution

and can be instantiated with the help of the reserved name `students_t`

(for
`RealType double`

)

typedef students_t_distribution<double> students_t; student_t mydist(10);

Warning | |
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Some distribution names are also used in std random library, so to avoid
the risk of ambiguity it is better to make explicit using declarations, for
example: |

Functions not intended for use by applications are in `boost::math::detail`

.

Functions that may have more general use, like `digits`

(significand), `max_value`

,
`min_value`

and `epsilon`

are in `boost::math::tools`

.

Policy and configuration information is in `namespace`

`boost::math::policies`

.

Tip | |
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Many code snippets assume implicit namespace(s), for example, |

Tip | |
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Start your work from a copy of the example source code; links usually provided. |