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[Axiom-developer] Re: [Gcl-devel] NAG libraries

From: James Amundson
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Gcl-devel] NAG libraries
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 17:04:06 -0500

On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 00:45, C Y wrote:
> I don't know what the best way to go is
> by any means, or what licensing restrictions are acceptable, but the
> GNU Scientific Library folks seem to have a good list here: 
> As a NAG replacement the most logical one seems to be slatec, to the
> newbie eye at least - I suppose fortran might not help if all the calls
> have to be redone to conform to a non-NAG interface anyway.

Why don't you think GSL would be the logical choice? Because it is C
instead of Fortran? That shouldn't matter much.

> CERNLIB is largely fortran and GPLed, IIRC, but the site seems to
> indicate they use NAG for some parts of the system so it probably
> doesn't duplicate enough NAG functionality to be useful.

Actually, the folks at CERN are considering switching from NAG to GSL. I
don't know if a decision has been made.


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