Statistical Functions

The Vector Statistical Library (VSL) contains three sets of functions (see Statistical Functions) providing:

  • Pseudorandom, quasi-random, and non-deterministic random number generator subroutines implementing basic continuous and discrete distributions. To provide best performance, the VSL subroutines use calls to highly optimized Basic Random Number Generators (BRNGs) and a library of vector mathematical functions.
  • A wide variety of convolution and correlation operations.
  • Initial statistical analysis of raw single and double precision multi-dimensional datasets.

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