Toolboxes etc ...
If there is a modern King Solomon mine, then the one site every engineering and scientific netizen should be aware of is:
Whether or not
SDX is your modeling and simulation engine,
netlib, with its billion+ lines of source code, is the fuel depot that will keep you powered
along with the millions who already veni-vidi-vici before you. Building solutions with your
creativity and pocketbook unhindered by the "politics" of proprietary black boxes is not fiction
but reality right at your fingertips. Here's a preview to help you efficiently navigate to your
problem solving destination:
------- quick partial summary of netlib contents ---------
The netlib site has built-in services that even FedEx can't match. If you know what you're looking for send mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with a variety of request options in the subject line.
* the full index for netlib site
* the full index for a particular library
send index from slatec
* a particular routine and all it depends on
send praxis from opt
* just the one routine, not subsidiaries
send only svd from eispack
* dependency tree, but excluding a subtree
send dgeco but not dgefa from linpack
* keyword search for netlib software
find polynomial fit
You might ask how to find and extract a piece of software when you don't know its name? The answer lies within a netlib companion site - Guide to Available Mathematical Software - at:
which will step you through the problem classification tree until you find the solver(s) to your problem.
Note: As you explore the vast expanse of knowledge accumulated over the years you're bound to recognize who was busy translating netlib into proprietary toolboxes. With these resources you can eliminate dependencies on costly "upgrade cycles" while taking control over what's inside your solution -- and how to fix or improve it when needed.
More resources coming ... stay tuned!