A Month of Math Software – September 2011

October 4th, 2011 | Categories: math software, Month of Math Software | Tags:

Welcome to September’s A Month of Math Software.  Last month’s can be found here and the archive is here.  If you’ve got news for next month’s edition then contact me.

General mathematics and statistics

  • The commercial computer algebra package, MAGMA, has been upgraded to version 2.17-11.  The change log is at magma.maths.usyd.edu.au/magma/releasenotes/2/17/11/
  • Version 2011b of MATLAB has been released.  I’m all excited about the improved GPU functionality in the parallel computing toolbox along with the that fact that the MATLAB compiler now supports GPU-enabled code.  This little combination means that we’ll be able to include a small amount of MATLAB/GPU support on Manchester University’s Condor pool.  If GPU support isn’t your thing then maybe you’d like to hear about updates to the MATLAB comparison tool from Mike on the MATLAB Desktop.
  • Version 2.13.2 of the extremely popular free, open source statistics pacakge, R, has been released.  This is intended to be the last of the 2.13 series and you can find out what’s new by going to https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-announce/2011/000543.html

Freely available linear algebra software

Math software in the blogs

  1. October 4th, 2011 at 00:28
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    Now all I need is a lightsaber ! LOL !

  2. MySchizoBuddy
    October 4th, 2011 at 02:05
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    looks like Trilinos from sandia has most of the bases covered in the linear algebra survey. never heard of trilinos untill today.

  3. MySchizoBuddy
    October 4th, 2011 at 19:31
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  4. October 5th, 2011 at 10:19
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    Thank you kindly :)

  5. MySchizoBuddy
    October 12th, 2011 at 18:04
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    Presentation of Magma 1.0 dated August 2011. So latest stuff.
    It isn’t simple at all. Different functions for CPU,GPU and MC. Different functions for even Fermi or Tesla.
    They will be adding OpenCL support in Magma.
    For multiGPU you have to use PLASMA.
    For Scheduling you use StarPU.

    I was hoping they will give us a nice simple package that takes care of this mess for us.


  6. MySchizoBuddy
    October 13th, 2011 at 17:28
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    New Find
    OpenCL Compiler Tools allows precompiled kernels to be distributed with your binaries.

  7. October 14th, 2011 at 07:42
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    Thanks again bud

  8. MySchizoBuddy
    October 19th, 2011 at 02:21
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    An alternative notation of representing Dense Linear Algebra. Designed for beginners to quickly understand the algorithms to solve them.
    This is very bold and brilliant step called “FLAME” . This is how linear algebra should be taught at universities.

    you don’t have to thank me every time. it’s understood.

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