NAG C Library, Mark 9

CLMI609DGL - License Managed

Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 64, gcc, 32-bit integers (LP64)

Installer's Note



Contents


1. Introduction

This Installer's Note is essential reading for whoever is responsible for the installation of this implementation of the NAG C Library. It is available together with the Users' Note (un.html) on the distribution medium.

Your attention is drawn to the terms and conditions of the Software License regarding the use of NAG software. Requests for information about the availability of other implementations must be referred to NAG.

2. Implementation Provided

2.1. Applicability

This implementation is a compiled, tested, ready-to-use version of the NAG C Library that is considered suitable for operation on the computer systems detailed below:

hardware:          Intel-based Mac 64-bit systems
operating system:  Mac OS X version 10.5.8 and compatible (including 10.6.5 and 10.4.11)
C compiler:        GCC version 4.0.1 and compatible

2.2. Derivation

This implementation was produced at NAG Ltd., Oxford on the computing system detailed below:

hardware:         Apple iMac5.1 - 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
operating system: Mac OS X version 10.5.8
                  Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0
C compiler:       GCC version 4.0.1
                  Apple Inc. Build 5493
                  Compiler Options: -m64
This implementation has been tested at NAG Ltd., Oxford on the computing system detailed below:
hardware:         Apple MacPro4.1 - 2x2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
operating system: Mac OS X version 10.6.5
                  Darwin Kernel Version 10.2.0
C compiler:       GCC version 4.2.1
                  Apple Inc. Build 5646

This implementation has been tested at NAG Ltd., Oxford on the computing system detailed below:
hardware:         Apple iMac5.1 - 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
operating system: Mac OS X version 10.4.11
                  Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.1
C compiler:       GCC version 4.0.1
                  Apple Inc. Build 5370

Please note this this product does NOT support earlier versions of Mac OS.

The NAG C Library, Mark 9, was compiled with the highest level of optimization that enabled the functionality provided by the library to be verified and validated (-O3).

This library has been tested using the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS) and Linear Algebra PACKage (LAPACK) routines provided by NAG (see the Chapter Introductions for f07, f08 and f16 in the NAG Mark 9 Library Manual, which we will refer to as the Library Manual).

The library has been also tested with the Apple Computer's vecLib versions 3.3.1, 3.4.2 and 3.6.

2.3. Post Release Information

Please check the following URL:

http://www.nag.co.uk/doc/inun/cl09/mi6dgl/postrelease.html

for details of any new information related to the applicability or usage of this implementation.

3. Distribution Medium

The software is available to download from any of the NAG Web sites (see NAG Websites). Upon request, the software may be distributed by CD or DVD as appropriate.

3.1. Contents

The following shows the directory/file organization of the implementation materials as they will be installed.
            |- doc -|- in.html  (Installer's Note, (this document))
            |       |- un.html  (Users' Note)
            |
            |       |- libnagc_nag.a     (static self-contained library
            |       |                     including NAG BLAS/LAPACK)
            |       |- libnagc_nag.dylib (dynamic self-contained library
            |       |                     including NAG BLAS/LAPACK)
            |- lib -|
            |       |- libnagc_vl.a      (static library requiring
            |       |                     vendor BLAS/LAPACK)
            |       |- libnagc_vl.dylib  (shareable library requiring
            |       |                     vendor BLAS/LAPACK)
clmi609dgl -|
            |- include -|- *.h
            |
            |            |- source --|- ??????e.c
            |- examples -|- data ----|- ??????e.d
            |            |- data ----|- ??????e.opt
            |            |- results -|- ??????e.r
            |
            |- scripts -|- nagc_example*
            |
            |           |- bin -|- * (directories of binaries
            |           |             for supported platforms)
            |- license -|- README.TXT
                        |
                        |- doc -|- * (End User Guide)

libnagc_vl.a and libnagc_vl.dylib do not contain the NAG versions of the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms BLAS nor the linear algebra functions (LAPACK). Both have been tested with the BLAS/LAPACK provided by the Apple Computer's vecLib versions 3.3.1, 3.4.2 and 3.6.

The following shows the directory/file organization of the Library Manual materials as they will be installed.

nagdoc_cl09 -|- index.html
             |
             |- examples -|- baseresults -|- *.r
             |            |- source      -|- *.c
             |            |- data        -|- *.d, *.opt
             |            |- replaced    -|- *.c
             |
             |- html  -|- FRONTMATTER -|- manconts.html  (main HTML index)
             |         |               |- *.html         (foreword & copyright)
             |         |
             |         |- [A00-X04] -|- *conts.html  (chapter contents)
             |         |
             |         |- GENINT -|- *.html  (general introductory material)
             |         |
             |         |- INDEXES -|- GAMS -|- gams.html  (GAMS index)
             |         |           |        |- *.html     (GAMS files)
             |         |           |
             |         |           |- KWIC -|- kwic.html  (KWIC index)
             |         |                    |- *.html     (KWIC files)
             |         |
             |         |- styles -|- libdoc.css  (main CSS stylesheet)
             |
             |- pdf   -|- FRONTMATTER -|- manconts.pdf  (NAG copyright and main
             |         |               |                 pdf page)
             |         |               |- foreword.pdf
             |         |
             |         |- [A00-X04] -|- *conts.pdf    (chapter contents)
             |         |             |- *intro.pdf    (chapter introduction)
             |         |             |- *c.pdf        (routine documents)
             |         |
             |         |- GENINT -|- *.pdf  (general introductory material)
             |         |
             |         |- INDEXES -|- *.pdf (bookmarked file containing links
             |         |                     to kwic.xml and gams.xml)
             |         |
             |         |- INUNs -|- usersnote.pdf  (implementation specific note)
             |
             |- xhtml -|- FRONTMATTER -|- manconts.xml  (main XHTML index)
                       |               |- *.xml         (foreword & copyright)
                       |
                       |- [A00-X04] -|- *conts.xml  (chapter contents)
                       |             |- *intro.xml  (chapter introduction)
                       |             |- *c.xml      (routine documents)
                       |
                       |- figures -|- *.png  (figures and plotfiles)
                       |
                       |- GENINT -|- *.xml  (general introductory material)
                       |
                       |- INDEXES -|- GAMS -|- gams.xml  (GAMS index)
                       |           |        |- *.xml     (GAMS files)
                       |           |
                       |           |- KWIC -|- kwic.xml  (KWIC index)
                       |                    |- *.xml     (KWIC files)
                       |
                       |- styles -|- libdoc.css      (main CSS stylesheet)

3.2. File Sizes

The files require approximately the following disk space:

  Library software:  154 MB
  Library Manual:    242 MB

4. Installation

4.1. Installation of Library Software and Manual

4.1.1. Library Software Installation

To install the Library software, double click on clmi609dgl.pkg and follow the instructions.

By default, the Library Software will be installed in /opt/NAG/. As the installer, you may wish to choose a different location. In this document we refer to the directory /opt/NAG/clmi609dgl or the directory specified by the installer as [INSTALL_DIR].

The directory [INSTALL_DIR] is referenced in the Users' Note (un.html).

The directory [INSTALL_DIR]/scripts contains one or more scripts to show how to use the libraries provided with this implementation. See Users' Note, Example Programs. Subsequent to the installation, if the installer moves the library to some other location then these scripts must be changed to reflect that fact.

To simplify access to the libraries you may wish to create symbolic links in a system location such as /usr/lib pointing at the installed libraries. They would then be in the default search path of the linker during the link phase, and be available for execution at run time.

4.1.2. Library Manual Installation

To install the Library manual, double click on "NAG C Library Manual, Mark 09.pkg".

By default, the Library Manual will be installed in /opt/NAG/ however it can be installed to some other location of the installer's choice. For example you may wish to install the Library Manual in the same location as that for other NAG products. You are encouraged to make it readily available to users.

4.1.3. License Management

The use of the NAG C Library is controlled by the Kusari license management system. This release of the NAG C Library uses version 2.2 of Kusari.

A short term (demonstration or trial) license key contains one or more lines like the following:

CLMI609DG TRIAL 2011/11/12 "EMnxidA3oeoj0F1Yvi5ibxPjB7"
Specifically, it has a line containing the word TRIAL. Longer term license keys must be locked to a specific computer, i.e. they will enable the software on one computer only. These license keys include the word NODE instead of the word TRIAL above.

In order to enable the software, NAG will issue you with a license key. The license key is a simple text file containing details of the software that will be enabled.

License key request and installation is performed through the Apple Installer when clmi609dgl.pkg is installed. During installation, you will be prompted for a license key. If you do not have a license key, a request form will be generated for you to complete and send to NAG via fax or e-mail.

Once you have obtained one of the above license keys you can enter it into the installer. By default, the installer will save the license key in /opt/NAG/nag.key (prepend the file if it exists). The C Library will then validate the license at runtime.

If you need to update or change the license key after installation, we recommend that you run the installer again.

Further details about Kusari and how it may be configured to suit your local circumstances are included in the Kusari License Management documentation in the license/doc/ subdirectory of the installation directory [INSTALL_DIR] (see Section 3.1).

4.2. Release to Users

The Users' Note (doc/un.html) should be checked and amended as necessary (particularly Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 5). Advice on accessing the library (see Users' Note, Section 3.1) can be checked by running a few example programs following that advice; a suitable sample would be d01sjc, f07adc and g05sjc. The installation can also be tested using the scripts nagc_example* (see Users' Note, Section 3.2). The Users' Note (doc/un.html) should then be made available to users directly, or be absorbed into local access information.

The following material should also be made accessible to users:

documentation files:

The nagdoc_cl09 directory contains the Library Manual.

compiled libraries:

  libnagc_nag.a
  libnagc_nag.dylib
  libnagc_vl.a
  libnagc_vl.dylib
include files:
include/*.h
example program material:
  examples/source/??????e.c
  examples/data/??????e.d
  examples/data/??????e.opt
  examples/results/??????e.r
  scripts/nagc_example*

Note that the example material has been adapted, if necessary, from that published in the Library Manual, so that programs are suitable for execution with this implementation with no further changes (but see Section 3.2 of the Users' Note for comments about possible differences in results obtained). Making the example material directly available to users provides them with easily adaptable templates for their own problems.

4.3. Further Information

4.3.1. Maintenance Level

The maintenance level of the Library can be determined by compiling and executing the example that calls a00aac, or you could call one of the nagc_example scripts with the argument a00aac. See Users' Note, Section 3.2 . This example prints out details of the implementation, including title and product code, compiler and precision used, mark and maintenance level.

5. Support from NAG

(a) Contact with NAG

Queries concerning this document or the implementation generally should be directed to NAG at one of the addresses given in the Appendix. Users subscribing to the support service are encouraged to contact one of the NAG Response Centres (see below).

(b) NAG Response Centres

The NAG Response Centres are available for general enquiries from all users and also for technical queries from sites with an annually licensed product or support service.

The Response Centres are open during office hours, but contact is possible by fax, email and phone (answering machine) at all times.

When contacting a Response Centre, it helps us deal with your enquiry quickly if you can quote your NAG site reference or account no and NAG product code (in this case CLMI609DGL).

(c) NAG Websites

The NAG websites provide information about implementation availability, descriptions of products, downloadable software, product documentation and technical reports. The NAG websites can be accessed at the following URLs:

http://www.nag.co.uk/, http://www.nag.com/, http://www.nag-j.co.jp/ or http://www.nag-gc.com/

(d) NAG Electronic Newsletter

If you would like to be kept up to date with news from NAG then please register to receive our free electronic newsletter, which will alert you to announcements about new products or product/service enhancements, technical tips, customer stories and NAG's event diary. You can register via one of our websites, or by contacting us at nagnews@nag.co.uk.

(e) Product Registration

To ensure that you receive information on updates and other relevant announcements, please register this product with us. For NAG Library products this may be accomplished by filling in the online registration form at http://www.nag.co.uk/numeric/Library_Registration.asp.

6. User Feedback

Many factors influence the way that NAG's products and services evolve, and your ideas are invaluable in helping us to ensure that we meet your needs. If you would like to contribute to this process, we would be delighted to receive your comments. Please contact any of the NAG Response Centres (shown below).

Appendix - Contact Addresses

NAG Ltd
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Tel: +1 630 971 2337                    Tel: +1 630 971 2337
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Tel: +81 3 5542 6311                    Tel: +81 3 5542 6311
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Tel: +886 2 25093288                    Tel: +886 2 25093288
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