IMSL Fortran Numerical Library v5.0 Now Available with Absoft Pro Fortran
v9.0 for Mac OS X

World renowned mathematical & statistical libraries now bundled with new
Absoft Pro Fortran Compiler v9.0 on Apple’s latest OS X

Rochester Hills, MI (September 15, 2004) – Absoft Corporation has
announced immediate availability of Visual Numerics’ IMSL Fortran
Numerical Library version 5.0 now bundled with its high performance Pro
Fortran Compiler Suite version 9.0 for Macintosh OS X. The IMSL Fortran
Numerical Library is the gold standard mathematical and statistical code
library for Fortran programmers developing high performance computing
applications. The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library saves development time by
eliminating the need to write code from scratch. Using only two or three
of the IMSL Fortran Library’s mathematical or statistical routines will
more than pay for the product in time-savings alone. The complete IMSL
Fortran Numerical Library, is now available to Absoft users on both
Windows and Macintosh OS X platforms.

The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library, version 5.0, includes new powerful and
flexible interface modules for all applicable routines. These new
interface modules allow users to utilize the fast, convenient optional
arguments of the modern Fortran syntax for 100% of the relevant algorithms
in the library, allowing for greater control and faster, simpler
development of code. The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library provides full
depth and control via optional arguments for experienced programmers,
reduces development efforts by checking data-type matches and array sizing
at compile time, and gives developers a simple and flexible interface to
the library routines as well as speeds programming and simplifies
documentation. At the heart of the IMSL Numerical Libraries lie the
comprehensive and trusted IMSL mathematical and statistical numerical
algorithms. The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library includes all of the
algorithms from the IMSL family of Fortran libraries over the years,
including the IMSL F90 Library, the IMSL FORTRAN 77 Library, and the IMSL
parallel processing features. Utilities are included to simplify
large-scale computing with the ScaLAPACK library.

“Visual Numerics is committed to providing high-performance analytics to
the Fortran community,” said Phil Fraher, COO of Visual Numerics. “By
working with leading compiler vendors like Absoft, we ensure that our IMSL
Fortran Numerical Library continues to be the solution of choice within the
high-performance computing community. Furthermore, given Absoft’s
long-standing leadership with top quality compilers for the Mac OS X
platform, we are particularly pleased to offer our IMSL Fortran Numerical
Libraries in a bundle with the Absoft Pro Fortran v9.0 for Mac OS X.”

“The accuracy and precision of the IMSL Numerical Libraries have evolved
steadily for over three decades. Customers regularly tell us that use of a
single IMSL routine can justify their entire investment by allowing more
time to focus on specific application development and research rather than
re-creating numerical functions from scratch” said Wood Lotz, President of
Absoft. “Absoft is pleased to offer Visual Numerics’ latest, most
comprehensive library of mathematical and statistical algorithms to users
of the Pro Fortran Compiler Suite for Macintosh OS X and Windows, and
Absoft has developed a special user interface which makes invoking the
libraries from within an application as easy as the click of a mouse.”

“Absoft leads the industry in price/performance solutions with fast,
reliable compilers, flexible licensing policies, powerful debugging and
development tools, and free technical support,” continued Lotz. “Absoft is
the only company offering source compatible Fortran tools for all of
today’s leading computing platforms and is pleased to offer the IMSL
Fortran Numerical Library, v5.0, across Macintosh OS X and Windows
platforms as well. This compatibility is especially important for users in
universities and labs who work with multiple operating systems on a daily
basis,” added Lotz. “Absoft’s unique ability to offer a common solution
across multiple platforms while providing superior performance,
reliability, compatibility with key third party libraries, and free
technical support means products from Absoft are the most attractive
solutions for customers migrating existing applications between different
scalar systems or to high-performance computing environments such as
small, medium, or large clusters.”

The IMSL Fortran Library is available bundled with Absoft’s Pro Fortran
Compiler Suite v9.0 for Macintosh OS X to commercial and government
customers for $1599. Academic licenses for the Pro Fortran v9.0 plus IMSL
Fortran v5.0 bundle start at $1075. The IMSL Fortran Library is also
available with Pro Fortran for Windows. Special pricing is available for
upgrades and volume purchases. For a limited time, existing Absoft Pro
Fortran customers with earlier versions of the IMSL Fortran Library for OS
X or Windows can receive special upgrade pricing. Product and ordering
information are available at, by calling Absoft at
(248) 853-0050, or by emailing

About Absoft Corporation

Based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Absoft Corporation is a world leader in
software development tools. Since 1980 Absoft has led the scientific and
engineering software community by introducing the first commercial 32-bit
Fortran compilers for Macintosh, Windows-NT, Linux and HPC environments.
Absoft business partners include: Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel,
Motorola, Cray Research, Sun and Silicon Graphics. Absoft is the sole
provider of source-compatible Fortran and debugging solutions for all of
today’s leading computing platforms. Major educational institutions,
research laboratories, and Fortune 2000 companies use Absoft tools

For more information about Absoft, visit, e-mail, or call 248-853-0050.

About Visual Numerics Visual Numerics has provided technical software
solutions for numerical analysis and visualization for more than three
decades. The company’s software products help users understand complex
data from a variety of sources and build business-critical applications.
Visual Numerics offers two product lines: the IMSL Numerical Libraries for
powerful mathematical and statistical analysis and the PV-WAVE visual data
analysis development environment. Visual Numerics also offers customized
consulting services for applications that involve mathematical,
statistical, or visual data analysis to meet today’s business analytical

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