Netlib is a repository of software for scientific computing maintained by AT&T, Bell Laboratories, the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Netlib comprises many separate programs and libraries. Most of the code is written in C and Fortran, with some programs in other languages.
The project began with email distribution on UUCP, ARPANET and CSNET in the 1980s.
Some well-known packages maintained in Netlib are:
The SLATEC package is special in that it comprises a number of other packages like BLAS and LINPACK.
The Netlib software repository was created in 1984 to facilitate quick distribution of public domain software routines for use in scientific computation.
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