This document is essential reading for every user of NAG DMC implementation specified in the title. It provides implementation-specific detail that augments the information provided in the documentation.
In addition, NAG recommends that before calling any NAG DMC function users should read the following reference material (see Section 4):
(a) Essential Introduction
(b) User Guide
(c) Function Document
Assuming that libnagdmc.a has been installed in a directory in the search path of the linker, such as /usr/lib, and that the NAG DMC include files have been moved to /usr/include, then you may link to the NAG DMC in the following manner:
xlc -q32 -o driver.exe driver.c -lnagdmc -lmwhere driver.c is your application program. If libnagdmc.a is in a location other than /usr/lib, such as /opt/NAG/lib, and the include files are in a location other than /usr/include, such as /opt/NAG/include, then you may link to NAG DMC in the following manner:
xlc -q32 -o driver.exe -I/opt/NAG/include driver.c -L/opt/NAG/lib -lnagdmc -lm
A number of example programs are provided in the directory examples. Where an example program refers to a data file, users should check that the file name (including path) is appropriate for their system before compiling the source text.
In order to compile and link an example, say pca_ex.c, copy the source files from the directory examples to your current directory. If a data file is required, copy the data file from the directory examples to the current directory or modify the source text to include the path to the data file.
Issue the compilation command
xlc -q32 -o pca_ex.exe pca_ex.c -lnagdmc -lm
This command will create in the current directory an executable file called pca_ex.exe.
Full documentation is provided in the form of PDF and HTML files. The documentation is available in the Documents directory. Please note that if you do not have a PDF viewer available then the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe Web site at http://www.adobe.com/.
NAG DMC documentation consists of:
Queries concerning this document or the implementation generally should be directed initially to your local Advisory Service. If you have difficulty in making contact locally, you can contact NAG directly 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).
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