18.4 Searching for mathematical software
A common situation is that you need a piece of code to solve a
particular problem. You believe somebody must have written
software to solve this type of problem already, but you do not
know how to find it. Here are some suggestions:
- Ask your co-workers and colleagues. Always do this first,
otherwise you can waste lots of time trying to find
something the person next-door may have already.
- Check Netlib. They
have a search
- Look it up in GAMS,
the Guide to Available Mathematical Software from NIST.
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