Blas and Linpack Routines

The Blas routines are ``Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms'', while the Linpack routines are a suite of linear equation solving routines. It is common to find these routines, in an optimized form, on vector computers. Additionally they are public domain routines in standard FORTRAN, making them easy to port. The Miriad library (or a system library) has these routines in their single precision real and complex forms. There are a number of good references on Blas and Linpack routines available (e.g. 4-1 and 4-38 in the Cray ``Library Reference Manual'', or the Convex ``VECLIB Users Manual'').

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