Boost

Boost is a set of C++ libraries that provide helpful data structures and numerous support functions in a wide range of aspects of programming, such as, image processing, gpu programming, concurrent programming, along with many algorithms.  Boost is portable and performs well on a wide variety of platforms.

Availability & Restrictions

Versions

The following version of Boost are available on OSC systems:

Version Oakley Ruby owens Notes
1.41.0 System Install System Install   No Module Needed
1.53.0     System Install No Module Needed
1.56.0 X(GI) X(GI)    
1.58.0 X(G)      
1.60.0 X(G)      
1.63.0  X(GI)*  X(GI)*  X(GI)*  
1.64.0 X(GI) X(GI) X(GI)  
* Current default version; G = available with gnu; I = available with intel

You can use module spider boost to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.

Access

Boost is available without restriction to all OSC Users.

Usage

 

Usage on Oakley

Set-up

Initalizing the system for use of the Boost library is independent of the compiler you are using.  To load the boost module run the following command:

module load boost

Building With Boost

The following environment variables are setup when the Boost library is loaded:

Variable Use
$BOOST_CFLAGS Use during your compilation step for C++ programs.
$BOOST_LIBS Use during your link step.

 

Below is a set of example commands used to build and run a file called example2.cpp. First copy the example2.cpp and jayne.txt with the following commands.

cp /usr/local/src/boost/boost-1.56.0/test.osc/example2.cpp .
cp /usr/local/src/boost/boost-1.56.0/test.osc/jayne.txt .
module load boost
g++ $BOOST_CFLAGS example2.cpp -o boostTest $BOOST_LIBS -lboost_regex
./boostTest < jayne.txt

Usage on Ruby

Set-up

Initalizing the system for use of the Boost library is independent of the compiler you are using.  To load the boost module run the following command:

module load boost

Building With Boost

The following environment variables are setup when the Boost library is loaded:

VARIABLE USE
$BOOST_CFLAGS Use during your compilation step for C++ programs.
$BOOST_LIBS Use during your link step.

 

Below is a set of example commands used to build and run a file called example2.cpp. First copy the example2.cpp and jayne.txt from Oakley into your home directory with the following commands:

cp /usr/local/src/boost/boost-1_56_0/test.osc/example2.cpp ~
cp /usr/local/src/boost/boost-1_56_0/test.osc/jayne.txt ~
Then compile and test the program with the folllowing commands:
module load boost
g++ $BOOST_CFLAGS example2.cpp -o boostTest $BOOST_LIBS -lboost_regex
./boostTest < jayne.txt

Usage on Owens

Set-up

Initalizing the system for use of the Boost library is independent of the compiler you are using.  To load the boost module run the following command:

module load boost

Building With Boost

The following environment variables are setup when the Boost library is loaded:

VARIABLE USE
$BOOST_CFLAGS Use during your compilation step for C++ programs.
$BOOST_LIBS Use during your link step.

 

Below is a set of example commands used to build and run a file called  example2.cpp. First copy the example2.cpp and jayne.txt from Oakley into your home directory with the following commands:

cp /usr/local/src/boost/boost-1_56_0/test.osc/example2.cpp ~
cp /usr/local/src/boost/boost-1_56_0/test.osc/jayne.txt ~
Then compile and test the program with the folllowing commands:
g++ example2.cpp -o boostTest -lboost_regex
./boostTest < jayne.txt

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