Re: [Rd] Generate random numbers in Fortran

From: Ben Bolker <bolker_at_ufl.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 21:05:01 +0000 (UTC)

Ben Bolker <bolker <at> ufl.edu> writes:

> > vQ
>
> If one can get the R routines to work, I think they have some
> advantages over NAG and Numerical Recipes routines:
>
> * source code is freely redistributable
> * I can't really claim expertise, but I believe there
> has been some controversy (see the wikipedia page on NR,
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_Recipes )
>
> The big advantage of NR is not in the algorithms, but
> in the explanations in the book ...
>
> (The wikipedia page also refers to the Gnu Scientific Library,
> which might be another set of options.)
>
> Ben Bolker
>
> ______________________________________________

  PS (replying to myself) there's an eloquent criticism of NR's licensing policies at
http://www.astro.umd.edu/~bjw/software/boycottnr.html which articulates a lot of my complaints better than I could

  Ben



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