Netlib is a repository of software for scientific computing maintained by AT&T, Bell Laboratories, the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Netlib comprises a large number of separate programs and libraries. Most of the code is written in Fortran, with some programs in other languages.
The project began with email distribution on UUCP, ARPANET and CSNET in the 1980s..
Netlib is indexed by the Guide to Available Mathematical Software.
Some well-known packages maintained in Netlib are:
- Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS)
The SLATEC package is special in that it comprises a number of other packages like BLAS and LINPACK.
- NetLib is also the name of a database encryption software company.
- GNU Scientific Library (GSL), written in C and distributed under the GNU General Public License.
- ^ Netlib FAQ
- ^ 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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