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Re: [xquery-talk] [xsl] Re: Random number generation : requirements

Subject: Re: [xquery-talk] [xsl] Re: Random number generation : requirements
From: "Hank Ratzesberger xml@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 18:50:14 -0000


The D3 JavaScript library has a few succinct first class random number
generation functions. They produce normal, log normal and other
distributions. They may be good models because they could demonstrate
the use of functional programming in 3.1:


(From my brief reading, it seems that Dimitre's libraries can do similarly.)

But I agree with others here that UUID generation would be a common
use case, especially for XML databases.


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 9:11 AM, Dimitre Novatchev dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I believe that the WG is looking for use-cases and requirements and
> wants to specify one or more standard XPath 3.1 functions related to
> producing numbers with random or other specified distribution. They
> are not directly concerned with the many possible implementations.
> It would be interesting to everybody here to see what use-cases would
> be provided.

Hank Ratzesberger

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