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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.

   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


   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-nonsym.doc and

   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
   Richard Lehoucq  at
   Chao Yang        at
   Kristi Maschhoff at
   Sylvestre Ledru  at
   Allan Cornet     at

 Good luck and enjoy.