There are four generalized functions in the <numeric> header that follow the same conventions as those in <algorithm>. Each of them is overloaded: one signature for common default operations, and a second for fully general operations. Their names are self-explanatory to anyone who works with numerics on a regular basis:

`accumulate`

`inner_product`

`partial_sum`

`adjacent_difference`

Here is a simple example of the two forms of `accumulate`

.

int ar[50]; int someval = somefunction(); // ...initialize members of ar to something... int sum = std::accumulate(ar,ar+50,0); int sum_stuff = std::accumulate(ar,ar+50,someval); int product = std::accumulate(ar,ar+50,1,std::multiplies<int>());

The first call adds all the members of the array, using zero as an
initial value for `sum`

. The second does the same, but uses
`someval`

as the starting value (thus, ```
sum_stuff == sum +
someval
```

). The final call uses the second of the two signatures,
and multiplies all the members of the array; here we must obviously
use 1 as a starting value instead of 0.

The other three functions have similar dual-signature forms.