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Netlib is an on-line repository of mathematical software that contains
a large number of interesting codes, tables, and papers.
Netlib is a compilation of resources from a variety of places, with fairly
detailed indices and search mechanisms to help you find what is there.
Netlib is important because of its breadth and ease of access.
a specialized piece of mathematical software, you should look here first.
There are three ways to access netlib: by e-mail, ftp, or WWW:
E-mail - Netlib provides an email server to send indices and sources
To get an index, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words
send index on its own line in the message.
The index will provide a list of other files you can send for.
The e-mail server and netlib in general are discussed in [DG87].
Connect by ftp to ftp.netlib.org.
Log in as anonymous and use your e-mail address as password.
Use ``ls'' to see the contents of a directory, ``cd'' to move to a different
directory, and ``get'' to fetch the desired file.
Type ``binary'' before ``get''
in order to ensure uncorrupted transmission, and ``quit'' to quit.
Obtaining an index first can make it easier to move around.
With your favorite browser, open the URL address
http://www.netlib.org/ and prowl around to your heart's content.
There is a forms index that permits searching based on keywords.
GAMS, the Guide to Available Mathematical Software, is an indexing service
for Netlib and other related software repositories that can help you find
what you want.
Check it out at http://gams.nist.gov.
GAMS is a service of
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Mon Jun 2 23:33:50 EDT 1997