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Re: [Help-gsl] some basic question about compiling and linking

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] some basic question about compiling and linking
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 10:51:38 +0100

W. Xu writes:
 >    I just started to use gls several days ago.
 >    When I read gsl-ref file I was confused by some terminologies, such
 > as "shared library" and "blas library"?
 >    Why we should use the options as "-lgsl" and "-lgslcblas"? And
 > what's the mechanism? 
 >    I want to know more than just using these options.


The Free Software Foundation publishes the GCC Reference Manual,
"Using GCC" ( which has the
complete description of all GCC's options.

I have written a (forthcoming) introductory book, "An Introduction to
GCC" (, which is oriented
to beginners.

For information about BLAS see the books "Numerical Computation" and
"Matrix Computation", in my list of 'Recommended books for Numerical
Programming' at

Brian Gough
(GSL Maintainer)

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