Purpose of cinder::math


#1

Hello everyone,

I hope you have a great christmas time.

Recently I came across the cinder::math class and realized, that it’s functions mostly just forward the arguments to the respective c standard library functions. Now I was wondering if there is any advantage of using the cinder::math class instead of the c++ standard library math functions, that already have overloads for different floating point (and in some cases integer) types.

So in summary:
What is the purpose/advantage of cinder::math / when should it be used instead of the standard math functions?


#2

Related discussion from the old forum https://forum.libcinder.org/topic/advantage-of-math-float-sin-etc.


#3

Thank you for the link.
I probably should clarify that I was referring to the c++ functions (that have an overload for float, double, long double, Integral and even complex) and not the c functions (like sin and sinf) which are currently used.


#4

Hi,

while I can’t tell you the ideas behind the (design of the) math namespace, I’d like to point out that they should be largely regarded as “replaced” by the GLM library.

-Paul