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* GNU Scientific Library (GSL) 0.9 is released - First Beta Test Release
@ 2001-07-06 14:51 Brian Gough
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From: Brian Gough @ 2001-07-06 14:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Dear GSL enthusiasts,

I have just placed a new release snapshot of GSL (0.9) up for
anonymous ftp access. 

This is the first beta-test release, after eight development releases.
We will now be working towards a stable and fully-tested 1.0 release.

We would like people to try out the code and examine the results for
errors.  Additions to the existing test-suite are especially welcome.

The project home page is at

and the source code is at

which should soon also be available at the mirror sites.

Installation: GSL uses the standard GNU installation procedure.  The
release tarball (gsl-0.9.tar.gz) comes with an INSTALL file.

There is a zip file ( which includes project files for
compiling GSL with Microsoft Visual C++ (see the file msvc/README.txt
for details).

Packaging: There is an RPM file for gsl-0.9 on the ftp site.  Debian
also provides GSL packages.

Documentation: GSL has an extensive 400 page texinfo manual.  The info
files are installed in the usual way.  The ftp site has the reference
manual in postscript format, and the web site has the reference manual
in HTML format.

Here are the recent entries in the NEWS file. 

* What is new in gsl-0.9:

** There is a new system of vector and matrix views.  Any code using
vector and matrix views will need to be updated.  

** The order of arguments of the view functions involving strides have
been changed to be consistent with the rest of the library.

** The ode solvers have been reorganized.

** There are new eigensystem routines for real symmetric and complex
hermitian matrices.

** The linear algebra directory now includes functions for computing
symmetric tridiagonal decompositions and bidiagonal decompositions.

** The svd routines now include the Golub-Reinsch and Modified
Golub-Reinsch algorithms in addition to the Jacobi algorithm.

** The interpolation directory has been reorganized and a higher-level
"spline" interface has been added which simplifies the handling of
interpolation arguments.

** IEEE support is now available on OpenBSD.

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