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.
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: IBM POWER 7 and compatible operating system: IBM AIX 6.1 and compatible Fortran compiler: IBM XL Fortran Compiler Version 13.1 and compatible
This implementation supports the XL Fortran compile-time option -qextname.
This implementation was produced at NAG Ltd., Oxford on the computing system detailed below:
hardware: IBM POWER 7 operating system: IBM AIX 6.1 Fortran compiler: IBM XL Fortran Compiler, Version 126.96.36.199
This implementation has been tested on the computing system detailed below:
hardware: IBM POWER 6 operating system: IBM AIX 7.1 Fortran compiler: IBM XL Fortran Compiler, Version 188.8.131.52
It has also been tested on the computing system detailed below:
hardware: IBM POWER 6 operating system: IBM AIX 6.1 Fortran compiler: IBM XL Fortran Compiler, Version 12.1Note the NAG interface block modules need to be recompiled for this version of the compiler.(See http://www.nag.co.uk/doc/inun/fl23/ai6dal/postrelease.html for more details.)
The NAG Fortran Library, Mark 23, 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 PACKage (LAPACK) routines provided by NAG (see the Chapter Introductions for F06, F07, F08 and F16 in the NAG Mark 23 Library Manual, which we will refer to as the Library Manual).
The library has also been tested with version 5.1 of the IBM ® Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library for AIX (ESSL). Please see the IBM website for further information about ESSL (http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/essl/).
Please check the following URL:
for details of any new information related to the applicability or usage of this implementation.
|- 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.so (shareable self-contained library | | including NAG BLAS/LAPACK) | |- libnag_essl.a (static library requiring | | vendor BLAS/LAPACK) | |- libnag_essl.so (shareable library requiring | vendor BLAS/LAPACK) flai623dal -| |- nag_interface_blocks -|- ext -|- (pre-compiled interface blocks with -qextname option) | |- noext -|- (pre-compiled interface blocks without -qextname option) | | |- source --|- ??????e.f90 |- examples -|- data ----|- ??????e.d, ??????e.opt | |- results -|- ??????e.r | |- scripts -|- nag_example* | | |- bin -|- * (directories of binaries | | for supported platforms) |- license -|- README.TXT | |- doc -|- * (End User Guide)
libnag_essl.a and libnag_essl.so do not contain the NAG version of Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS) nor the linear algebra functions (LAPACK).
The following shows the directory/file organization of the Library Manual materials as they will be installed.
nagdoc_fl23 -|- examples -|- baseresults -|- ??????*.r | |- source -|- ??????*.f90 | |- data -|- ??????*.d | |- ??????*.opt | |- 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 (NAG foreword) | | | |- [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 | details) | |- 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) |- nagmathml.css (MathML stylesheets) |- pmathml.css
The files require approximately the following disk space:
Library software: 389 MB Library Manual: 250 MB
If you have downloaded the Library materials from our website as a tar gzip file (flai623dal.tgz), cd to the directory where the file is located and extract the installation materials using the following commands:
gunzip flai623dal.tgz tar xvf flai623dal.tarThis will extract the files install.sh, fl23.tar, lic_agr.txt, in.html and un.html.
If you have downloaded the Library Manual as a tar gzip file (mk23_doc.tgz) run the command
gunzip mk23_doc.tgzto extract the file mk23_doc.tar.
./install.shIf you are logged in as root then by default, the materials will be installed in /opt/NAG/ or /usr/local/NAG/ depending on your system. However, you may choose a different location. In this document we refer to the directory /opt/NAG/flai623dal or /usr/local/NAG/flai623dal as [INSTALL_DIR]. This convention is also used in the Users' Note (un.html).
The directory [INSTALL_DIR]/scripts contains several scripts to show how to use the libraries provided with this implementation. See Users' Note, Section 3.3. Subsequent to the installation, if you move the library to some other location then these scripts must be changed to reflect that fact.
Each library is provided in both static and shareable format. You also have a choice of libraries; self-contained libraries which use NAG supplied BLAS and LAPACK or libraries which require the use of vendor supplied BLAS and LAPACK.
The install script can install the Library Manual in the same location as the NAG Library material or at some other location of your choice.
You may wish to move the Library Manual to the same location as that for other NAG products. You are encouraged to make it readily available to users.
In order to enable the software, NAG will issue you with a license key. The license key is contained in a text file consisting of details of the software that will be enabled.
To request a license key, run the program khostid located in the license/bin/aix64/ subdirectory of the software distribution. This utility must be run from a command prompt. Return the information that it displays, together with the product code (in this case FLAI623DAL), by e-mail (or FAX) to NAG. Alternatively, direct the output from this utility to a file and send both the file and the product code to NAG.
A short term (demonstration or trial) license key contains one or more lines like the following:
FLAI623DA TRIAL 2012/11/12 "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.
Once you have obtained one of the above license keys, store the text of it in a file, say
[INSTALL_DIR]/license.lic.The location of the license file must be made known to the NAG application by setting the environment variable NAG_KUSARI_FILE to the full pathname of the file before the application is invoked.
For example, in the C-shell, type:
setenv NAG_KUSARI_FILE [INSTALL_DIR]/license.licor in the Bourne shell, type:
NAG_KUSARI_FILE=[INSTALL_DIR]/license.lic export NAG_KUSARI_FILE
Further details about Kusari and how it may be configured to suit your local circumstances (e.g. how to install the license key on a server) are included in the Kusari License Management documentation in the license/doc/ subdirectory of the software distribution. See also the Kusari FAQ: http://www.nag.co.uk/Kusari/kusari_faq.html.
The following material should also be made accessible to users:
The nagdoc_fl23 directory contains the Library Manual.
libnag_nag.a libnag_nag.so libnag_essl.a libnag_essl.sointerface block files:
nag_interface_blocks/*example program material:
examples/source/??????e.f90 examples/data/??????e.d examples/data/??????e.opt 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.
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The Response Centres are open during office hours, but contact is possible by fax, email and phone (answering machine) at all times.
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