NAG Library for .NET, Release 1

 DTW3A01DAL - License Managed

 Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 x86-32, x86-64

 

 

Applicability

 

This implementation is a compiled, tested, ready-to-use version of the

NAG Library for .NET that is considered suitable for operation on the

computer systems detailed below:

hardware:        

x86-32, x86-64 systems

 

operating system

Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7, Windows Servers 200x

Visual Studio:

2005, 2008 and 2010 or .NET SDK 2.0 onwards

 

 


Contents

 

Post Release Information

 

The following shows the folder and file organization of the implementation materials as they will be installed on a x86-64 system [Program Files (x86)]\NAG

   

NAG Library  for .NET   

DTW3206DA.dll

DTW3206DA_nag.dll

DTW3206DA_acml.dll

DTW6406DA.dll

DTW6406DA_nag.dll

DTW6406DA_acml.dll

NagLibrary64.dll

NagLibrary32.dll

NagDotNetExampleApp.exe

VSHelp  

ExampleClasses

ExampleData

ExampleResults 

Kusari Licence

Naglibrary32.xml

Naglibrary64.xml

routines-to-run.xml

ReadMe.*

License-agreement.rtf

 

 

On an x86-32 system the 64 bit components listed above are not installed


 

Choice of Assemblies

 

The 32 bit assembly, NagLibrary32.dll was built using the following options

   /target:library /platform:x86 /optimize

 

The 64 bit assembly, NagLibrary64.dll was built using the following options

   /target:library /platform:x64 /optimize

 

It follows that the 32 bit assembly can be used on both 32 and 64 bit operating systems with the appropriate platform option. The F# interpreter needs to use the 32 bit assembly even on a 64 bit operating system.

Choice of Native Dlls.

The default native Fortran dlls use the NAG implementation of BLAS and LAPACK routines. If you wish to use the ACML version of BLAS and LAPACK then you may do so by copying over the relevant file. For example to use the 32 bit ACML BLAS and LAPACK simply copy DTW3206DA_acml.dll to DTW3206DA.dll. The library based on the ACML is likely to be quicker due to the efficient implementation of BLAS and LAPACK routines. One aspect of this library worth noting is that it spawns OpenMP threads as required. We would advise the use of the NAG BLAS and LAPACK based library if your application also spawns threads.

Example Results

The distributed example results were generated using the 32 bit version of the library with the NAG implementation of BLAS and LAPACK. These example results may not be exactly reproducible if the example programs are run in a slightly different environment (for example, a 64 bit library with ACML implementation of BLAS and LAPACK). The results which are most sensitive to such differences are: eigenvectors (which may differ by a scalar multiple, often -1, but sometimes complex); numbers of iterations and function evaluations and residuals and other "small" quantities of the same order as the machine precision.


NAG Library help

A fully integrated help system is provided for use within the Visual Studio IDE for all versions of Visual Studio prior to VS2010. Intellisense is available for all versions of Visual Studio. Help is also available in html help file in the Start Menu(start->NAG->NAG Library for.NET-> NagLibrary Help). Also provided with the NAG Library for .NET are example classes, data and results for each of the static methods in the managed assembly, NagLibrary32.dll or NagLibrary64.dll. Each of the example classes can be used as a self-contained class within a console project or via the command line. These examples can be used as templates for the user's own applications.

.NET Application for Example Program

A NAG Library for .NET application is also included which can be executed from the Start menu (Start->NAG->NAG Library for .NET->NAG Library for .NET Example Application). This application provides a GUI that enables any subset of example programs to be conveniently executed.

License Installation and Activation

 

The NAG Library for .NET is a fully license managed product. To use the product you will need to obtain a license key. This can be obtained by following the instructions after clicking 'Request or Install license key' found in the Start menu(Start->NAG->NAG Library for .NET). To ensure that the license has been installed correctly please run the NAG Library for .NET Example Application (described in the previous section) and execute an example program.

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 section "NAG Worldwide Contact Information". 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 and NAG product code (in this case DTW3A01DAL).

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

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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

 

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).

 


 

 NAG Worldwide Contact Information

          

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USA

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Chuo-ku

Tokyo 104-0032

JAPAN

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General Enquiries (Japan):

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Taiwan

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Minsheng E. Rd.,

Taipei City 10480,

Taiwan

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