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Monday, June 20, 2005

2 New Releases

Genstat 8.0
VSN International has released the 8th Edition of GenStat for Windows.
The new release offers powerful additions to its range of statistical
techniques together with an abundance of usability enhancements such as
formatted output, micro array menus, sample sizing, customisable menus,
Co-kriging, and interactive feedback.

Originally developed at the Rothamsted experimental station, GenStat
has been at the cutting edge of statistical analysis for more than 30 years.
GenStat for Windows 8th Edition includes a number of significant
enhancements, many of which will be particularly beneficial to researchers,
scientists and educators working in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Technical numerical software libraries for OpenPower:
OptimaNumerics has released its numerical software libraries for the IBM
eServer OpenPower system.

The libraries, with linear algebra, parallel linear algebra and parallel
random number generator modules, provide high performance versions of
LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, PETSc, SPRNG and PLFG libraries. Other
platforms supported include the Intel Xeon, Xeon EM64T and Itanium
processor families, the AMD Opteron, IBM PowerPC970, HP PA-RISC,
HP Alpha and Sun UltraSPARC architectures.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Mark 21 from NAG

The latest version of the NAG (Numerical Algorithm Group) Numerical
Library, Mark 21 was released recently. It now has more than 1,500
routines, including more than 300 new functions. The company now
claims that it has the largest collection of quality numerical algorithms
available today. The 1,500 routines in the NAG Library cover the world's
most widely used numerical and statistical algorithms.

New functions include a complete chapter covering mesh generation that
incorporates routines for generating 2-D meshes, together with a number
of associated utility routines. Extensions have been included in the areas
of zeros of polynomials, partial differential equations, eigenvalue problems
(LAPACK), sparse linear algebra, and a significant expansion of the G05
(random number generation) function. This includes a new random
number generator, the generation of univariate GARCH, asymmetric
GARCH and EGARCH processes, quasi-random number generators and
generators for further distributors.

NAG (Numerical Algorithm Group) numerical library and associated
functionality are embedded into the packages of its software partners
including AMD, PeopleSoft and Waterloo Maple. NAG's components can
be used on their own or incorporated into other packages.

For more details read their press release.