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 a large number of separate programs and libraries. Most of the code is written in C and Fortran, with some programs in other languages.
Some well-known packages maintained in Netlib are:
- AMPL Solver Library (ASL)
- Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS)
The SLATEC package is special in that it comprises a number of other packages like BLAS and LINPACK.
- Netlib FAQ
- Jack J. Dongarra; Eric Grosse (May 1987). "Distribution of mathematical software via electronic mail". Communications. Association of Computing Machinery. 30 (5): 403. doi:10.1145/22899.22904.
- Jack Dongarra, Gene Golub, Eric Grosse, Cleve Moler, Keith Moore. "Netlib and NA-Net: building a scientific computing community" (PDF). IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 30 (2008). doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.29. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
The Netlib software repository was created in 1984 to facilitate quick distribution of public domain software routines for use in scientific computation.
- Classical Fortran: Programming for Engineering and Scientific Applications "The best known repository of public-domain scientific numerical software is netlib" (2009)