Talk:Comparison of numerical analysis software

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Operating system[edit]

The table of operating system support was pointless as every software supported every OS except a couple that didn't have BSD support, which is very obscure. Wordsoup (talk) 18:08, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

BSD and unix support isn't that obscure for numerical software--these programs can be run on clusters and shared-time machines that may run an alternative OS. Further: this doesn't comprehensively list ALL numerical analysis programs & the table may hold even more value when some of that other software is added. --Karnesky (talk) 18:46, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
This OS table is very ambiguous. What is the point of having a Unix column without specifying which Unix is supported? Why single out BSD as it is a Unix? There are many types of Unix: System V, Version 7, OpenServer, UnixWare, AIX, Solaris, HP/UX et al. Perhaps a solution is to not specify Yes/No in the Unix column, but specify which Unix. Random thoughts: Group BSD into the Unix column. Specify which BSD is supported. Supported versions of any supported OS. Supported version of the software on a given OS version. -- (talk) 19:25, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Irrelevant entry[edit]

Monkey Analytics is not a numerical analysis software. Should removed it. --Okisan (talk) 06:41, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


Shouldn't this page include GNU Scientific Library ( —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:24, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I'll add it K.menin (talk) 06:58, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

'Development started' removed from 'Libraries' section[edit]

I think that this column have little interest given existence of 'First public release' one. It just consumes space, which can be used more efficiently, so I've replaced it with 'Language' column. K.menin (talk) 06:59, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Important Omissions in the software list[edit]

Warning: this list has very important omissions, notably in the department of modeling languages for formulating, solving and analyzing large-scale optimization problems. Among others, the following commercial software should be added to the list: AIMMS, AMPL, GAMS. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:15, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Software vs Libraries[edit]

We have separate list of numerical analysis software and list of numerical libraries, yet both libraries and software are currently compared on this page, even though the title only mentions software. Shouldn't we have a separate page for the comparison of numerical libraries, for consistency? Cdrnet (talk) 11:22, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

R and "GUI creation support"[edit]

For R's entry, would the Tcl/Tk interface [1] mean that it does have GUI creation support? (talk) 03:07, 9 September 2014 (UTC)