What are the "serious" libraries?

Eric Bavier bavier at posteo.net
Mon Apr 6 22:26:13 UTC 2020

On 06.04.2020 11:49, Daniel Feldman wrote:
> An interesting one that comes to mind is BLAS! It's at the core of
> pretty much everything that does matrix math. It predates open source
> (1979) and is the main reason Fortran compilers are still maintained.

Most serious implementations of BLAS are not implemented in Fortran 
anymore.  With respect to this conversation it might be worth noting 
that BLAS is a standard with many different implementations.  Fortran 
compilers still exist because there are very large, very important codes 
with huge budgets that are implemented in Fortran.


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