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/*! \file impliedvolatility.hpp
    \brief Utilities for implied-volatility calculation
*/

#ifndef quantlib_implied_volatility_hpp
#define quantlib_implied_volatility_hpp

#include <ql/instrument.hpp>
#include <ql/quotes/simplequote.hpp>
#include <ql/processes/blackscholesprocess.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    namespace detail {

        //! helper class for one-asset implied-volatility calculation
        /*! The passed engine must be linked to the passed quote (see,
             e.g., VanillaOption to see how this can be achieved.)

             \note this function is meant for developers of option
                   classes so that they can implement an
                   impliedVolatility() method.
        */
00043         class ImpliedVolatilityHelper {
          public:
            static Volatility calculate(const Instrument& instrument,
                                        const PricingEngine& engine,
                                        SimpleQuote& volQuote,
                                        Real targetValue,
                                        Real accuracy,
                                        Natural maxEvaluations,
                                        Volatility minVol,
                                        Volatility maxVol);
            // utilities

            /*! The returned process is equal to the passed one, except
                for the volatility which is flat and whose value is driven
                by the passed quote.
            */
            static boost::shared_ptr<GeneralizedBlackScholesProcess> clone(
                     const boost::shared_ptr<GeneralizedBlackScholesProcess>&,
                     const boost::shared_ptr<SimpleQuote>&);
        };

    }

}

#endif

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