ARPACK-NG is a collection of Fortran77 subroutines designed to solve large scale eigenvalue problems. Important Features: * Reverse Communication Interface. * Single and Double Precision Real Arithmetic Versions for Symmetric, Non-symmetric, Standard or Generalized Problems. * Single and Double Precision Complex Arithmetic Versions for Standard or Generalized Problems. * Routines for Banded Matrices - Standard or Generalized Problems. * Routines for The Singular Value Decomposition. * Example driver routines that may be used as templates to implement numerous Shift-Invert strategies for all problem types, data types and precision. This project is a joint project between Debian, Octave and Scilab in order to provide a common and maintained version of arpack. Indeed, no single release has been published by Rice university for the last few years and since many software (Octave, Scilab, R, Matlab...) forked it and implemented their own modifications, arpack-ng aims to tackle this by providing a common repository and maintained versions. arpack-ng is replacing arpack almost everywhere. 1. You have successfully unbundled ARPACK-NG and are now in the ARPACK-NG directory that was created for you. 2. The directory SRC contains the top level routines including the highest level reverse communication interface routines ssaupd, dsaupd - symmetric single and double precision snaupd, dnaupd - non-symmetric single and double precision cnaupd, znaupd - complex non-symmetric single and double precision The headers of these routines contain full documentation of calling sequence and usage. Additional information is in the DOCUMENTS directory. The directory PARPACK contains the Parallel ARPACK routines. 3. Example driver programs that illustrate all the computational modes, data types and precisions may be found in the EXAMPLES directory. Upon executing the 'ls EXAMPLES' command you should see BAND COMPLEX NONSYM README SIMPLE SVD SYM Example programs for banded, complex, nonsymmetric, symmetric, and singular value decomposition may be found in the directories BAND, COMPLEX, NONSYM, SYM, SVD respectively. Look at the README file for further information. To get started, get into the SIMPLE directory to see example programs that illustrate the use of ARPACK in the simplest modes of operation for the most commonly posed standard eigenvalue problems. Example programs for Parallel ARPACK may be found in the directory PARPACK/EXAMPLES. Look at the README file for further information. The following instructions explain how to make the ARPACK library. 4. Unlike ARPACK, ARPACK-NG is providing autotools based build system. Therefor, the classical: $ sh bootstrap $ ./configure $ make $ make install should work as expected. 5. Within DOCUMENTS directory there are three files ex-sym.doc ex-nonsym.doc and ex-complex.doc for templates on how to invoke the computational modes of ARPACK. Also look in the README file for explanations concerning the other documents. Danny Sorensen at sorensen@caam.rice.edu Richard Lehoucq at rblehou@sandia.gov Chao Yang at cyang@lbl.gov Kristi Maschhoff at kristyn@tera.com Sylvestre Ledru at sylvestre@debian.org Allan Cornet at allan.cornet@scilab.org Good luck and enjoy.