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#1 Frogman3   User is offline

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Need guidance installing LAPACK (linear algebra for C++)

Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Hey guys, I'm pretty new to C++. I used MATLAB a lot while in school, but unfortunately they take the license from ya when you graduate. I figured I should pick up another language (especially since C++ is popular desired skill for engineers)

At any rate, I realized that things like matrix multiplication, matrix inversion, etc. is very difficult to do with standard libraries. I've been looking into it, and it seems that this thing called LAPACK is pretty handy. Unfortunately, I'm unsure how to go about 'installing' it (The terminology is probably what's throwing me off).

Here's the link to the instructions page (it won't let me post a URL, so please note the "[colon]" substitution)


I have been using codeblocks as an editor (sorry again, my terminology is limited) and I believe it came with the Mingw compiler. However, I'm still unsure about how to proceed, and was wondering if any of you have had experience with this, or know what these instructions are asking. If you do, any help would be GREATLY appreciated, but please remember that my vocabulary is limited when it comes to programming. If you need more information, I'd be happy to help with that - being a beginner, I just don't quite know what info you guys need at the moment.


Note: I think I may have originally posted this in the wrong forum, so if you see this somewhere else mods, please delete it.

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Re: Need guidance installing LAPACK (linear algebra for C++)

Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

I recommend using boost's linear algebra library. Boost is well known cross platform C++ library and has a lot of support.


Link to boost: http://www.boost.org/
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