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GNU Scientific Library
Routines for numerical computing

The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a library for numerical analysis in C and C++. It includes a wide range of mathematical routines, with over 1000 functions in total. Subject areas covered by the library include: differential equations, linear algebra, Fast Fourier Transforms and random numbers.


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Download version 2.3 (stable)
released on 9 December 2016

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GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins12 March 2010

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Software prerequisites

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Weak prerequisite autoconf
Weak prerequisite BLAS library (authors recommend ATLAS; automake
Weak prerequisite libtool
Weak prerequisite GNU m4
Weak prerequisite GNU make (all for anonymous CVS)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 March 2017.


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