GSL shell offers an interactive user interface that gives access to the GSL collection of mathematical functions. It is based on the powerful and elegant scripting language Lua. GSL shell is not just a wrapper over the C API of GSL, but offers a much more simple and expressive way to use GSL. The objective is to give the user the power to easily access GSL functions without having to write a complete C application. It also has a powerful module to produce plots or almost any kind of graphics based on data or functions.
|Tags||Numerics Mathematics education Scientific/Engineering Graphics|
|Operating Systems||GNU/Linux Windows|
|Implementation||Lua C SPHINX C++|
Release Notes: This release introduces the "general data table" type to manage data (strings or numbers) in tabular form like in GNU R with data frames. It introduces a whole family of functions that operate on gdt tables to easily make plots and statistical analysis. Like in GNU R, a function to fit data based on a linear model is introduced. The linear model can take into account both scalar and discrete factors. Support for plots with multi-level axis labels is introduced to improve plotting on data based on nested factors. The user's manual is updated with a new chapter on the gdt module.
Release Notes: With this release, the graphical user interface is now stable and completely usable. A major issue with the OpebBLAS library on Windows is now fixed. A new method to export in SVG format the whole window was added, and an integrated help system is introduced. The underlying Lua implementation now uses the latest stable release of LuaJIT2. Many bugs and problems have been fixed since the last beta release.
Release Notes: This beta release introduce a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for both Windows and Linux. The plotting system is also greatly improved, with much better font rendering quality. The system now use the OpenBLAS libraries for optimal performance on x86 CPUs, but a build with GSL CBLAS is still available. The system to add plot legends is simplified, the module for eigensystem resolution is now implemented, and an integrated help system is introduced.
Release Notes: This release adds several enhancements to the plotting system, adds support to save plots in SVG format, implements support for customized plot legends and customized axis labels, implements the VEGAS Monte Carlo integration functions, adds a new and more complete implementation of the Special Functions module, adds support for smart auto-completion based on the readline library, adds a benchmark page in the webpage to show comparisons with C-optimized code and JIT contributions, and adds various other minor improvements and bugfixes. Three new contributors have joined the project.
Release Notes: This the first stable release of the 2.0 branch. Many build problems have been fixed for Linux and Mac OS X. Many fixes have been done for the x64 platforms, and a couple of serious bugs with LuaJIT2 have been fixed for the ARM platforms. Thanks to LuaJIT2, GSL Shell now works on x86, x64, and ARM with full JIT support. Support for compiling on Mac OS X was added.