Information about software packages installed on the ICHEC systems.
GSL (the GNU Scientific Library) is a numerical library for C and C++ programmers. The library provides a wide range of mathematical routines such as random number generators, special functions and least-squares fitting. There are over 1000 functions in total with an extensive test suite.
GSL is available under the GNU General Public License.
GSL is developed and maintained for the GCC compiler. As such it can be awkward to compile successfully with third party compilers. Consequently we are not able to provide a version built with the Intel compilers on Fionn. In each case the test suite fails to complete after compilation. Users of Fionn will need to link against a version built with GCC.
To use the GSL on Fionn load the relevant environment module: