[R-pkgs] new package gsl, a wrapper for the Gnu Scientific Library

Robin Hankin rksh at soc.soton.ac.uk
Fri Nov 19 14:10:36 CET 2004

Dear list

R package "gsl" is now on  CRAN.  This  is a wrapper for
the special functions of the Gnu Scientific Library (GSL).  Functions include
elliptic integrals, Airy functions, hypergeometric functions, and so on.
Most functions optionally return error estimates.

This library is a little odd in that documentation is limited to a 
pointer to the GSL reference
manual, and occasional re-productions of tables and figures from 
Abramowitz and Stegun.

It passes R CMD check  under Fedora Linux, and MacOSX 10.3 if the GSL
(version 1.5)  is installed in the default locations.

A windows version is available at  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/2.0.0/

(also, a big Thank You to Kurt Hornik for advice on configure.ac)

Robin Hankin
Uncertainty Analyst
Southampton Oceanography Centre
SO14 3ZH
tel +44(0)23-8059-7743
initialDOTsurname at soc.soton.ac.uk (edit in obvious way; spam precaution)

More information about the R-packages mailing list