|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
code for Levy Distribution?by hsfrey (Beadle)
|on Oct 03, 2011 at 00:31 UTC||Need Help??|
hsfrey has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I need a routine such as gsl_ran_levy.
I downloaded the whole big Math::GSL file from CPAN, which is supposed to contain it, but can't find the code in it anywhere. There are loads of redundant files which appear to be make files, or descriptions of the arguments, but nowhere the actual code.
One file suggested I had to 'build' the file I downloaded, but when I followed the instructions for doing so (run Build.pl) it said a needed PkgConfig, which was not included in the Megabytes included in the downloaded package. So I need a whole package to install another package.
I had no better luck trying to find the C code direct from GSL.
All I wanted was a short subroutine which probably isn't more than about 4 or 5 lines of code!
Does anyone know where I can find the perl code for a Levy Distribution?
Why can I download complete working office suites with one click, but CPAN is so complicated to use just to download some simple text?