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/* -*- mode: c++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */

 Copyright (C) 2006 Klaus Spanderen

 This file is part of QuantLib, a free-software/open-source library
 for financial quantitative analysts and developers - http://quantlib.org/

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/*! \file earlyexercisepathpricer.hpp
    \brief base class for early exercise single-path pricers

#ifndef quantlib_early_exercise_path_pricer_hpp
#define quantlib_early_exercise_path_pricer_hpp

#include <ql/Math/array.hpp>
#include <ql/MonteCarlo/path.hpp>
#include <ql/MonteCarlo/multipath.hpp>
#include <boost/function.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    template <class PathType>
    class EarlyExerciseTraits {
        // dummy definition, will not work

    template <>
    class EarlyExerciseTraits<Path> {
        typedef Real StateType;
        static Size pathLength(const Path& path) {
            return path.length();

    template <>
    class EarlyExerciseTraits<MultiPath> {
        typedef Array StateType;
        static Size pathLength(const MultiPath& path) {
            return path.pathSize();

    //! base class for early exercise path pricers
    /*! Returns the value of an option on a given path and given time.

        \ingroup mcarlo
    template<class PathType,
             class TimeType=Size, class ValueType=Real>
00064     class EarlyExercisePathPricer {
        typedef typename EarlyExerciseTraits<PathType>::StateType StateType;

        virtual ~EarlyExercisePathPricer() {}
        virtual ValueType operator()(const PathType& path,
                                     TimeType t) const = 0;

        virtual StateType
            state(const PathType& path, TimeType t) const = 0;
        virtual std::vector<boost::function1<ValueType, StateType> >
            basisSystem() const = 0;


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