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Netlib and NA-Net: Building a Scientific Computing Community
April-June 2008 (vol. 30 no. 2)
pp. 30-41
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee,ORNL, and University of Manchester
Gene H. Golub, (Deceased 16 November 2007)
Eric Grosse, Google
Cleve Moler, MathWorks
Keith Moore, University of Tennessee
Two resources evolved in the early 1980s to serve the needs of the scientific computing community. These resources were Netlib, a software repository that facilitated distribution of public-domain software, and NA-Net, a file of analysts' contact information that eventually supported an online directory and newsletter digest. The authors who created Netlib and NA-Net explain the history of these resources and their continuing impact.

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Index Terms:
Mathematical software, scientific computation, public domain
Citation:
Jack Dongarra, Gene H. Golub, Eric Grosse, Cleve Moler, Keith Moore, "Netlib and NA-Net: Building a Scientific Computing Community," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 30-41, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.29
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