Version 1.3 of the GNU Scientific Library is now available at, ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gsl/gsl-1.3.tar.gz and from mirrors worldwide -- see http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html The md5 signatures are, 3696de79ad2c788871fae698e41f671b gsl-1.3.tar.gz fb8d33dea6b92a7fece46cc53e27f4ed gsl-1.2-gsl-1.3.patch.gz The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a collection of routines for numerical computing in C. The NEWS file entry is appended below. The project home page is at http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/ Please report any bugs to bug-gsl@gnu.org. GSL is free software distributed under the GNU General Public License. Thanks to all the contributors who reported bugs and suggested improvements. ------------------------- * What is new in gsl-1.3: ** Changed interface for gsl_sf_coupling_6j...(...). The old functions actually calculated 6j for a permutation of the arguments (that related to Racah W). This was incorrect and not consistent with the documentation. The new versions calculate < {a,b,c}, {d,e,f} >, as stated in the documentation. The old versions are still available as gsl_sf_coupling_6j_INCORRECT...(...), though they are deprecated and will be removed at some point in the future. ** Added new functions for computing Em(x)=exp(-x)*Ei(x), the modified (scaled) form of the exponential integral, gsl_sf_expint_E1_scaled, gsl_sf_expint_E2_scaled, gsl_sf_expint_Ei_scaled. ** Fixed compilation problems with gcc -ansi and other ANSI compilers. ** Fixed uninitialized memory access in the Niederreiter quasi-random number generator. ** Fixed the eigenvalue routines to prevent an infinite loop for Inf or NaN entries in matrix. ** Fixed a bug in the multifit and multiroots allocation routines which cause them to fail to report some out of memory conditions. ** Fixed a bug in the seeding for the random number generator gsl_rng_taus2 which affected a small number of seeds. ** Modified the complex householder transforms to avoid division by zero, which could cause NaNs to be returned by the gsl_eigen_hermv eigenvalue decomposition. ** The Nelder-Mead simplex algorithm for multidimensional minimisation has been added. ** The random number distributions now include the Dirichlet and Multinomial distributions. ** Added a new function gsl_fcmp for approximate comparison of floating point numbers using Knuth's algorithm. ** Added new functions gsl_ldexp and gsl_frexp as portable alternatives to ldexp() and frexp(). ** Fixed a bug in gsl_linalg_bidiag_unpack_B which was returning incorrect results for the superdiagonal. ** Fixed a bug in the acceptance condition for simulated annealing ** Ordinary differential equations can now be solved using a different absolute error for each component with gsl_odeiv_control_scaled_new(). ** Upgraded to libtool-1.4.3

Debian packages for the i386 architecture have been upload, incl. the psdoc packages. Packages for the other architectures will get built over the next few hours, or days, and will be available at the usual mirror sites. Regards, Dirk -- Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. -- Niels Bohr