Gsl-2.1

Introduction to Gsl

The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a numerical library for C and C++ programmers. It provides a wide range of mathematical routines such as random number generators, special functions and least-squares fitting.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

Gsl Dependencies

Optional

texlive-20150521 or install-tl-unx

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gsl

Installation of Gsl

Install Gsl by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

make &&

make html

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&

mkdir /usr/share/doc/gsl-2.1 &&
cp doc/gsl-ref.html/* /usr/share/doc/gsl-2.1

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

Contents

Installed Programs: gsl-config, gsl-histogram, and gsl-randist
Installed Libraries: libgslcblas.so and libgsl.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/gsl and /usr/share/doc/gsl-2.1

Short Descriptions

gsl-config

is a shell script to get the version number and compiler flags of the installed Gsl library.

gsl-histogram

is a demonstration program for the GNU Scientific Library that computes a histogram from data taken from stdin.

gsl-randist

is a demonstration program for the GNU Scientific Library that generates random samples from various distributions.

libgslcblas.so

contains functions that implement a C interface to Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms.

libgsl.so.so

contains functions that provide a collection of numerical routines for scientific computing.

Last updated on 2015-11-12 15:18:12 -0600