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GSL (Library)


GSL provides a wide range of mathematical routines to C/C++ programmers in the form of random number generators, special functions and least-squares fitting among others. There are over 1000 functions in total with an extensive test suite. Please refer to the provided URL for a more comprehensive list of the funcationality provided. []

Due to known issues when built with Pathscale compilers, the only build of GSL available on the Opteron-based clusters is one using gcc. The ability to provide any suitable BLAS library at link-time can be leveraged to ensure good performance.

Availability Table

Version Default Module Systems
1.13 True guppy, mako, requin
1.15 True angel, brown, copper, goblin, guppy, hound, iqaluk, kraken, mako, monk, mosaic, orca, redfin, requin, saw, tembo, vdi-centos6, windeee, wobbie


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Change Log

o Nov 18, 2015: Installed gsl/1.15 on vdi-centos6, copper, mosaic.
o Aprl 25, 2012: Installed version 1.15 on x86_64 clusters including monk.
o Mar 15, 2012: Replaced the current gsl 1.13 with module based gsl 1.13 on all systems (note that this may required some users to recompile using rpath for runtime linking shared libraries since LD_LIBRARY_PATH is no longer defined). Installed modular based gsl 1.15 on all systems which including both intel and gcc flavors.