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[Axiom-developer] Linking Axiom to a scientific library - MPFR?

From: yigal
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Linking Axiom to a scientific library - MPFR?
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 22:04:52 -0800

Has anyone considered linking some of Axiom's functions with MPFR?  If
not I think this library should be looked into.  It seams very small but
it is LGPL.

On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 20:59 -0500, Bill Page wrote:
> On January 30, 2006 8:21 PM Yigal Weinstein wrote:
> > ...
> > The one way gpl'd programs have an advantage on proprietary
> > software is that they can use existing gpl'd programs without
> > worrying about licenses etc..  For instance consider all the
> > work done in Fortran like quadpack etc..  Axiom if asked for
> > a numerical result could if linking was considered could use
> > the existing libraries to compute practically any function.   
> >
> > In fact this is just the strategy used by the proprietary Axiom.
> > To link it to NAG was what was done.  There are plenty of high
> > quality libraries that can be used for numerical approximations
> > in Fortran that are gpl: lapack is but one of them.
> I agree completely that a replacement for the NAG interface is
> urgently needed for the open source version of Axiom.
> I would be very pleased to help anyone who is motivated to
> develop an interface to a LGPL library that would provide some
> of this lost functionality.
> Regards,
> Bill Page.

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