Is there a difference between the different linear algebra packages?

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Can anyone explain ‘LAPACK’? Where can I find ‘LAPACK’ vendors implementations? Distinguish the difference of ‘LINPACK’, EISPACK and LAPACK. Is there any legal restriction for using the ‘LAPACK’?

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Is there a difference between the different linear algebra packages?

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LAPACK if full means the Linear Algebra Package. It is a freely-available software package, and you can be able to find it from netlib using the anonymous FTP and also the World Wide Web at the following url: http://www.netlib.org/lapack/.

The application can also be included in commercial software packages whereby you should be able to get it from the software shops near you. The license that is uses is the modified BSD license. The good thing about it is that it is not trademarked, but it is copyrighted and therefore you are supposed to uphold the integrity of the company they built it.

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Is there a difference between the different linear algebra packages?

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LAPACK is the short term used for Linear Algebra Package. It is a huge multi-author Fortran library used for numerical linear algebra which provides routines for resolving systems of linear equations and linear least squares, singular value decomposition, and eigenvalue problems. It is licensed under a 3-clause BSD style license which is a lenient free software license that has a small number of restrictions or limitations.

LAPACK is the modern substitute for EISPACK and LINPACK. LAPACK was originally designed for use on supercomputers and other high end machines. It applies block algorithms which works on a number of columns of a matrix at a time. When this is used on computers that have high speed memory cache, the block operations can give a considerable advantage on speed.

If you want to download the most current version of LAPACK, visit LAPACK on NETLIB.

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