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ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS), Volume 28 Issue 3, September 2002

A comment on the presentation and testing of CALGO codes and a remark on algorithm 639: To integrate some infinite oscillating tails
Tim Hopkins
Pages: 285-300
DOI: 10.1145/569147.569148
We report on a number of coding problems that occur frequently in published CALGO software and are still appearing in new algorithm submissions. Using Algorithm 639 as an extended example, we describe how these types of faults may be almost entirely...

Recent advances in direct methods for solving unsymmetric sparse systems of linear equations
Anshul Gupta
Pages: 301-324
DOI: 10.1145/569147.569149
During the past few years, algorithmic improvements alone have reduced the time required for the direct solution of unsymmetric sparse systems of linear equations by almost an order of magnitude. This paper compares the performance of some well-known...

Algorithm 819: AIZ, BIZ: two Fortran 77 routines for the computation of complex Airy functions
Amparo Gil, Javier Segura, Nico M. Temme
Pages: 325-336
DOI: 10.1145/569147.569150
Two Fortran 77 routines for the evaluation of Airy functions of complex arguments Ai(z), Bi(z) and their first derivatives are presented. The routines are based on the use of Gaussian quadrature, Maclaurin series and...

Algorithm 820: A flexible implementation of matching pursuit for Gabor functions on the interval
Sebastian E. Ferrando, Lawrence A. Kolasa, Natasha Kovačević
Pages: 337-353
DOI: 10.1145/569147.569151
In digital signal processing it is often advantageous to analyze a given signal using an adaptive method. The signal is approximated or represented as a superposition of "basic" waveforms chosen from a dictionary of such waveforms so as to...

Algorithm 821: A Fortran interface to POSIX threads
Richard J. Hanson, Clay P. Breshears, Henry A. Gabb
Pages: 354-371
DOI: 10.1145/569147.569152
Pthreads is the library of POSIX standard functions for concurrent, multithreaded programming. The POSIX standard only defines an application programming interface (API) to the C programming language, not to Fortran. Many scientific and engineering...

Remark on algorithm 705: A Fortran-77 software package for solving the Sylvester matrix equation AXBT + CXDT = E
Tim Hopkins
Pages: 372-375
DOI: 10.1145/569147.569153
We present a number of corrections to Algorithm 705 [Gardiner et al. 1992].