NAG Fortran Library, Mark 22

FLMI622D9L - License Managed

Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 64, NAGWare f95, Double Precision

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 Fortran 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 Fortran 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 10.4.11 and compatible (including 10.5.7 and 10.6.1)
Fortran compiler: NAGWare Fortran 95 compiler Release 5.1 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 10.4.11
                  Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.1
Fortran compiler: NAGWare Fortran 95 compiler Release 5.1 (463)
vecLib:		  Version 3.3.1
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 10.5.7
                  Darwin Kernel Version 9.7.0
Fortran compiler: NAGWare Fortran 95 compiler Release 5.1 (682)
vecLib:		  Version 3.4.2
and
hardware:         Apple MacPro4.1 - 2x2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
operating system: Mac OS X version 10.6.1
                  Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0
Fortran compiler: NAGWare Fortran 95 compiler Release 5.1 (682)
vecLib:		  Version 3.5

The NAG Fortran Library, Mark 22, was compiled with the highest level of optimization that enabled the functionality provided by the library to be verified and validated.

This library has been tested using the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS) and linear algebra routines (LAPACK) provided by NAG (see the Chapter Introductions for F06, F07 and F08 in the NAG Mark 22 Library Manual, which we will refer to as the Library Manual).

The library has also been tested with the Apple Computer's vecLib versions 3.3.1, 3.4.2 and 3.5.

2.3. Post Release Information

Please check the following URL:

http://www.nag.co.uk/doc/inun/fl22/mi6d9l/postrelease.html

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

3. Distribution Medium

The software can be downloaded as a dmg (Disk Image) file 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)
            |
            |       |- libnag_nag.a     (static self-contained library
            |       |                    including NAG BLAS/LAPACK)
            |- lib -|- libnag_nag.dylib (dynamic self-contained library
            |       |                    including NAG BLAS/LAPACK)
            |       |- libnag_vl.a      (static library requiring
            |       |                    vecLib BLAS/LAPACK)
            |       |- libnag_vl.dylib  (dynamic library requiring
            |                            vecLib BLAS/LAPACK)
flmi622d9l -|
            |- nag_interface_blocks -|- *
            |
            |            |- source --|- ??????e.f
            |- examples -|- data ----|- ??????e.d
            |            |- results -|- ??????e.r
            |
            |- scripts -|- nag_example*
            |
            |           |- bin -|- * (directories of binaries
            |           |             for supported platforms)
            |- license -|- README.TXT
                        |
                        |- doc -|- * (End User Guide)

libnag_vl.a and libnag_vl.dylib do not contain the NAG version of 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 3.5.

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

	     |- index.html
	     |
nagdoc_fl22 -|- examples -|- baseresults -|- ??????*.r
             |            |- source      -|- ??????*.f
             |            |- data        -|- ??????*.d
             |
             |- html  -|- FRONTMATTER -|- manconts.html  (main HTML index)
             |         |               |- *.html         (foreword & copyright)
             |         |
             |         |- [A00-X05] -|- *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-X05] -|- *conts.pdf    (chapter contents)
             |         |             |- *intro.pdf    (chapter introduction)
             |         |             |- *f.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-X05] -|- *conts.xml  (chapter contents)
                       |
                       |- 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:  		       128 MB
Library Manual:                        314 MB

4. Installation

4.1. Installation of Library Software and Manual

If you have downloaded the software, double click on FLMI622D9L.dmg to open a new 'Finder Window' containing FLMI622D9L.pkg and "NAG Fortran Library Manual, Mark 22.pkg".

4.1.1. Library Software Installation

To install the Library Software, double click on FLMI622D9L.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/flmi622d9l 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 (in the case of shareable libraries). Note that if both the static and shareable version of a library are placed in a directory then the shareable version is usually used by default.

The NAG Fortran Library interface blocks define the type and arguments of each user callable NAG Fortran Library routine. These are not essential to calling the NAG Fortran Library from Fortran programs. Their purpose is to allow the Fortran compiler to check that NAG Fortran Library routines are called correctly.

The interface block files (nag_interface_blocks/*) are supplied in both source form and pre-compiled module form. (The source form is only required if the precompiled form is incompatible with the compiler in use.)

The -Ipathname option should then be specified on each compiler invocation (where pathname is [INSTALL_DIR]/nag_interface_blocks) to tell the compiler where to find the modules (see Users' Note, Interface Blocks).

4.1.2. Library Manual Installation

To install the Library manual, double click on "NAG Fortran Library Manual, Mark 22.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 Fortran Library is controlled by the Kusari license management system. This release of the NAG Fortran Library uses version 2.2 of Kusari.

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

FLMI622D9 TRIAL 2009/09/30 "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 flmi622d9l.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 license installer. By default, the license installer will save the license key in /opt/NAG/nag.key (prepends the file if it exists). The 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 license 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, 3.3 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 D01AUF, E04UCA and F07ADF. The installation can also be tested using the scripts nag_example* (see Users' Note, Section 3.3). 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_fl22 directory contains the Library Manual. This should be made available to users.

compiled libraries:

  libnag_nag.a
  libnag_nag.dylib
  libnag_vl.a
  libnag_vl.dylib
interface block files:
  nag_interface_blocks/*
example program material:
  examples/source/??????e.f
  examples/data/??????e.d
  examples/results/??????e.r
  scripts/nag_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 3.3 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 A00AAF, or you could call the script nag_example with the argument a00aaf. See Users' Note, Example Programs . 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 and NAG product code (in this case FLMI622D9L).

(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/ or http://www.nag-j.co.jp/

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Appendix - Contact Addresses

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