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Alin Marin Elena's

Republic of Numbers and Letters

I try to develop my projects under unix like operating systems. OpenSuse Factory is what I use currently as OS.


  1. Compilers:
    • IntelCompilers for Linux   – Fortran and C++ both of them can be downloaded fromIntel website. The amount of information about them on the web is quite good.
    • GCC compilers - excellent and free, standard in any linux distro
  2. Mathematical Libraries
    • INTEL Math Kernel Library   – provides you all the mathematical routines that you will need. It is optimised for Intel architectures, thread safe, etc.
    • If you need only a specific routine and you do not want to link against an external library   Numerical Recipes   is the right place for you. Free online versions for C, F77 and F90. For C++ version you have to pay. Be aware of issues.
  3. Parallel Programming
    There are two models with which I am familiar   OpenMP   and   MPI . OpenMP is fairly simple. For MPI you need an implementation of the standard. Nothing fancy just a library against you have to link. If your computer vendor provides you an implementation use it. Otherwise try one of the freely available


  4. Documentation resources
  5. Optimization and Debugging
    Unfortunately, the best tools are not for free and they are quite expensive TotalView and Vampir/Vampirtrace derived tools. There are some free available tools, but I am really a beginner in the field and the tools are young, too.


  6. Project Management Resources
    • Cmake   the cross-platform, open-source build system. CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software.
    • Doxygen   Source code documentation generator tool Doxygen is a documentation system for C++, C, Java, Objective-C, Python, IDL (Corba and Microsoft flavors), Fortran, VHDL, PHP, C#, and to some extent D.
    • Git   a version control system that is/will be a compelling replacement for SVN.