Netlib

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Netlib is a repository of software for scientific computing maintained by AT&T, Bell Laboratories, the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.[1] Netlib comprises a large number of separate programs and libraries. Most of the code is written in Fortran, with some programs in other languages.

History[edit]

The project began with email distribution on UUCP, ARPANET and CSNET in the 1980s.[2]

The code base of Netlib was written at a time when computer software was not yet considered a merchandise. Therefore, no license terms or terms of use are stated for many programs. Most of the code is work of US government employees and therefore in the public domain.[citation needed] This is clearly the case for SLATEC, but the legal status of some other packages is not entirely clear.

Netlib is indexed by the Guide to Available Mathematical Software.

Contents[edit]

Some well-known packages maintained in Netlib are:

The SLATEC package is special in that it comprises a number of other packages like BLAS and LINPACK.

Other uses[edit]

Other projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Netlib FAQ
  2. ^ Jack J. Dongarra; Eric Grosse (May 1987). "Distribution of mathematical software via electronic mail". Communications (Association of Computing Machinery) 30 (5). doi:10.1145/22899.22904. 

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