NAG in Engineering
Engineering increasingly needs to manipulate, analyse and visualise large amounts of data accurately for which NAG's software is ideally placed to provide a range of solutions. In fact organisations such as Nike and the Ocean Engineering Department at MIT already depend upon NAG software in their research and development activities.
Why use NAG
In such a highly competitive market, NAG's tools can offer you a vital edge. NAG draws on its broad experience of numerical and statistical problem solving; thus, for example the solution to a problem for an investment bank in the US can be just as applicable for an engineering organisation in the UK.
For those who don't want to develop their own application or need advice on numerical analysis NAG offers software development and numeric computation expertise through the Consulting Service.
Engineering organisations already draw on the full range of software tools from NAG, particularly numerical computation, visualisation and numerical simulation software.
NAG's libraries provide a broad range of reliable and robust numerical and statistical routines in areas such as eigenvalue analysis, linear algebra, curve and surface fitting, and differential equations to name but a few. By using these libraries organisations know that they will save development time and protect their investment in application development. Much of this software has been developed with industrial collaborators to ensure that it addresses real-world engineering problems faced by industry. For example, the Pineapl Project in the area of high-performance computing looked at end user problems such as aerofoil design and the scavenging process in engine design.
The human brain understands images far better than it does numbers. Engineers can often interpret and make decisions far quicker by looking at their data represented in graphical format rather than as numbers on a page. They can also spot patterns that would otherwise be missed. NAG's longstanding work in the field of data visualization means that the software can be easily implemented and integrated into existing systems. NAG's IRIS Explorer™ is a simple, yet powerful visualization package designed to do just this.