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From: Arun Isaac
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2022 13:14:30 +0530
Subject: Advertise python code.
* README.org: Advertise python code.
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- [[https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.00936][An O(n) algorithm for generating uniform random vectors in n-dimensional cones]]
- [[https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.06808][An algorithm for estimating volumes and other integrals in n dimensions]]
+Most of the code has been ported to Python and is in the /python/
+directory. So, if you wish, you can ignore the rest of this document,
+and jump straight there.
+
* Build
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+This repository is the source code accompanying the following papers.
+- [An O(n) algorithm for generating uniform random vectors in n-dimensional cones](https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.00936)
+- [An algorithm for estimating volumes and other integrals in n dimensions](https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.06808)
+
+However, most of the code for [An O(n) algorithm for generating
+uniform random vectors in n-dimensional
+cones](https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.00936) has been released as a
+separate libraryâ€”sambal. See [PyPI
+page](https://pypi.org/project/sambal/) and
+[source](https://git.systemreboot.net/sambal).
+
+# Dependencies
+
+The code depends on the following dependencies. Please install them
+before running the scripts. A python virtual environment may be an
+easy way to do this.
+
+- Python 3
+- matplotlib
+- numpy
+- scipy
+- sambal
+
+# Run
+
+The core functions are in `nsmc.py`. The experiments are in the
+scripts `distribution-volumes.py`, `distribution-integrals.py` and
+`spheroid.py`. Run those scripts as
+```
+$ python3 distribution-volumes.py
+$ python3 distribution-integrals.py
+$ python3 spheroid.py
+```
+Plots of the number of samples versus the dimension get written to the
+current directory. Play around with the number of trials, dimensions,
+and relative error tolerances in the scripts.
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