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Boost libraries consist of a set of over 80 libraries for the C++ programming language. The libraries are available for free and can be used for both free and proprietary software projects. Boost supports a number of tasks and structures such as unit testing, image processing, multithreading, pseudorandom number generation, linear algebra and regular expressions.
Boost provides a number of advantages:
Some of the important libraries in Boost are:
The unique selling point of Boost is that it provides ready-made libraries for specific purposes. To build a software application, all the developer needs to do is to pick out the right library and use it, with no need to develop code from scratch.