What is NAG Library?
The NAG Library is a collection of implementation of numerical and statistical algorithms developed by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG). It is available on different operating systems supporting various programming languages and software packages including C, C++,C#, Fortran, Java, MATLAB, Excel, .NET, R, etc.
Major Library contents:
- Optimization – local and global optimization solvers
- Ordinary and partial differential equations
- Mesh generation
- Wavelet transforms
- Option pricing
- Numerical integration
- Roots of nonlinear equations (including polynomials)
- Dense, banded and sparse linear equations and eigenvalue problems
- Linear and nonlinear least squares problems
- Special functions
- Curve and surface fitting and interpolation
- Random number generation
- Simple calculations of statistical data
- Correlation and regression analysis
- Multivariate methods
- Analysis of variance and contingency table analysis
- Time series analysis
- Nonparametric statistics
NAG Products available for HKU users
We are pleased to inform that HKU has signed a campus site license agreement with The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) for its products. The site licence allows usage of NAG on staff and student personal machines as well as University Labs. The NAG products may help you in tackling complex mathematical problems by reducing mathematical and statistical coding work which can save your time.
- NAG Fortran Library : A collection of over 1,600 complex and highly sophisticated user callable routines for mathematical and statistical computation.
- NAG Library for SMP & multicores : HPC Fortran mathematics and statistics library optimized for use on multicore computers.
- NAG C Library : A collection of over 1,000 user-callable functions of mathematical and statistical algorithms for C & C++.
- NAG Toolbox for MATLAB : It contains over 1,400 functions that provide solutions to vast range of mathematical and statistical problems, for use with MATLAB.
- NAG Library for Python : A set of Python interfaces for NAG Library Engine.
- NAG .NET Library for C#, Visual Basic, Visual C++ and F#.
- NAG Fortran Compiler (including NAG Fortran Builder)
- NAG Library for Java : A collection of over 1,700 mathematical and statistical routines for users developing and programming in Java.
- Various solutions for the Excel users
- NAG Data Mining Components : A collection of callable components designed to help developers build fast, accurate, and robust applications for predictive analytics.
Using NAG Library
(1) HPC Cluster systems
To use NAG libraries, users have set up the library path by:
|System||NAG Libraries / Tools||Command|
|HPC2015||Fortran Compiler||module load nag/nagfor|
|C/C++ Numerical Library||module load nag/cll|
|C/C++ Numerical Library for SMP & Multicore||module load nag/csl|
|Fortran Numerical Library for SMP & Multicore||module load nag/fsl|
|Toolbox for MATLAB||module load nag/mbl|
(2) Chi Wah Learning Commons and PC classrooms
NAG C Library, NAG Fortran Library, NAG Library for .NET and NAG Fortran Compiler (Windows version) are installed on the Chi Wah Learning Commons and LES classrooms (CPD-3.41). User can get the tools at “ITS Software”.
(3) HKU staff and students personal computer
HKU staff and students can also obtain the PC version (for Windows, Linux and Mac OS) of the Library and install on your PC within the HKU campus. Departmental technician may also install NAG Library in departmental laboratory’s PCs. Please contact Miss Lilian Chan, HPC Team if you want to get the NAG products.
For any technical issue on software installation and application example, you may also contact NAG directly via email@example.com.