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GAMS References, Credits and Disclaimers


Boisvert, R.F., Howe, S.E., and Kahaner, D.K. GAMS: A Framework for the Management of Scientific Software, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 11, 4 (Dec. 1985), 313-355.

Boisvert, R.F. The Guide to Available Mathematical Software Advisory System, in Intelligent Mathematical Software Systems, E. Houstis, J. Rice, and R. Vichnevetsky, eds., North-Holland, March 1990, 167--178.

Boisvert, R.F., Howe, S.E., Kahaner, D.K., and Springmann, J.L. The Guide to Available Mathematical Software. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NISTIR 90-4237 (Also PB90-216508/AS, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, Va.) April 1990, (682 pages).

Boisvert, R.F., Howe, S.E. and Kahaner, D.K., The Guide to Available Mathematical Software Problem Classification System, Communications in Statistics -- Simulation and Computation 20, 4 (Dec. 1991), 811-842.

Boisvert, R.F., Springmann, J.L. and Strawbridge M.L, The GAMS Virtual Software Repository, in the Proceedings of the Thirtieth Semi-Annual Meeting, Cray User Group, Five Point Editorial Services, Gaithersburg, MD, Sept. 1992, 68--72.

Boisvert, R.F. and Springmann, J.L., Internal Structure of the Guide to Available Mathematical Software, June 1993, GAMS Working Note, 54 pages.

Boisvert, R.F., Guide to Available Mathematical Software Network Server, July 1993, GAMS Working Note, 17 pages.

Boisvert, R.F., The Architecture of an Intelligent Virtual Mathematical Software Repository, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, vol. 36, 1994, pp. 269-279. [PostScript version]

Boisvert, R.F., A Web Gateway to a Virtual Mathematical Software Repository, Electronic Proceedings of the Second International World Wide Web Conference, 1994. [PostScript version]

Ronald F. Boisvert, Shirley Browne, Jack Dongarra, and Eric Grosse, Digital Software and Data Repositories for Support of Scientific Computing, in Advances in Digital Libraries, Springer-Verlag, NY, 1995, pp. 61-72. [PostScript version]

Ronald F. Boisvert and Bruce Miller, Enhancing Interactivity of Software and Data Repositories with Java, in Proceedings of the 15th IMACS World Congress on Scientific Computation, Modelling and Applied Mathematics, Volume 4: Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, A. Sydow, Ed., Wissenshaft & Technik Verlag, Berlin, August 1997, pp. 767-772. [Gzipped PostScript, 63 Kb]


The NIST Guide to Available Mathematical Software was originally developed by

Ronald F. Boisvert
Sally E. Howe
David K. Kahaner
Jeanne L. Springmann

of the NIST Computing and Applied Mathematics Laboratory. Current members of the project are

Ronald F. Boisvert
Majorie McClain
Bruce Miller

We have benefited by the advice and assistance of many others over the years, including Martin Knapp-Cordes, Janice Knapp-Cordes, Michael Strawbridge, Jeanne L. Springmann, and Shirley Browne (who developed the original http gateway). To each of them we offer thanks.

Questions or comments should be directed to

Ronald F. Boisvert
Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division
NIST North, Room 365
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 USA


We wish to thank the following for allowing GAMS to redistribute portions of their online documentation : Cray Research, Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Ltd., Visual Numerics, Inc.


The Guide to Available Mathematical Software (GAMS) documents software that has been made available for use by the staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Certain software products, both public-domain and commercial, are identified in GAMS in order to adequately document this software. Identification of such products does not imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST, nor does it imply that the identified software is the best available. Conversely, the omission of any such software does not imply its unsuitability for use.

While GAMS provides information about software available on various computers, access to some computers and associated software may be restricted.

Last change in this page : 19 December 2010. [ ].