Brian Gough
Tue Mar 28 11:48:00 GMT 2006

James Bergstra writes:
 > On one hand, I'm jealous that lapack has a fancy routine, and react "let's
 > implement that for gsl too" and on the other hand, I think "why is gsl
 > re-implementing (what I believe is) a very standard library?"

LAPACK is huge & tedious to install.  GSL is meant to be easy to use -
a dependency on lapack would be a pain.

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