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Re: Bug#886254: ITP: cuba -- library for multidimensional numerical integration

Hi Francesco,

thanks for this ITP which sounds really useful.  Please maintain this
package in the Debian Science team.  It should not be hard to find a
sponsor there.

Kind regards


On Wed, Jan 03, 2018 at 02:54:50PM +0100, Francesco Montanari wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Francesco Montanari <fmnt@fmnt.info>
> * Package name    : cuba
>   Version         : 4.2
>   Upstream Author : Thomas Hahn
> * URL             : http://www.feynarts.de/cuba/
> * License         : LGPL-3+
>   Programming Lang: C, C++, Fortran
>   Description     : library for multidimensional numerical integration
> The Cuba library provides new implementations of general-purpose
> multidimensional integration algorithms.
> While several algorithms are available for reliable one-dimensional
> numerical integration in modest time --see, e.g., QUADPACK from the
> GNU Scientific Library (GSL)--, the situation is less satisfactory for
> multidimensional integrals. The Cuba library offers a choice of four
> independent routines for multidimensional integration based on very
> different methods (both deterministic and Monte Carlo): Vegas, Suave,
> Divonne, and Cuhre. These algorithms are a significant improvement
> over alternatives already present in Debian (e.g., see the traditional
> Monte Carlo method and the Vegas and Miser adaptive algorithms from
> the GSL).
> A previous version of the library, libcuba3, was already in Debian but
> has been removed because ancient, RC buggy and low popcon [1].
> I will maintain the package as a frequent user, and will ask support
> from a sponsor (a first package version will be uploaded on Debian
> Mentors [2]).
> Francesco
> [1] https://bugs.debian.org/826874
> [2] https://mentors.debian.net


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