Boulder, CO — Visual Numerics, Inc., a developer of numerical analysis, data visualization, and Internet software solutions, announced that the Windows and Linux versions of its IMSL C Numerical Library (CNL) can now be purchased on-line at the company’s Website: http://www.vni.com
“Visual Numerics is providing a simple way for our customers to obtain our products,” said Ed Kase, marketing director for computational technologies at Visual Numerics. “Our customers want a direct path to buy software. Our first step in meeting this request is to offer CNL for Windows and Linux directly from our Website. We want to support our customers with a broad range of platform choices, functionality, and services, and now, purchasing alternatives.”
The availability of its products and services via E-commerce is a strategic imperative, according to Don Kainer, Visual Numerics’ vice president of marketing and technology. “Our customers traditionally use the Web as their primary source of information. Allowing them to purchase over the Web is a logical step that completes their information acquisition process.”
Kainer added that, “In the future, we expect to work with our partners to make E-commerce in particular, and the Web in general, a better tool for servicing our customers.”
CNL is a comprehensive set of more than 300 pre-built mathematical and statistical analysis functions that C or C++ programmers can embed directly into their numerical analysis applications. Many of CNL’s functions are based upon the same algorithms contained in the company’s highly regarded IMSL Fortran 90 Library. Visual Numerics has been providing algorithms for mathematical and statistical computations under the IMSL brand since 1970. Since that time, programmers have used the IMSL tools to build applications in industries ranging from business and finance to engineering test and analysis to space physics and the earth sciences.
The benefits of using CNL are many; foremost among them is an acceleration of application development and the corresponding savings in time and expense. Organizations that develop their own algorithms will invest as much money in building a single algorithm as it costs to buy and deploy the entire CNL.
The IMSL C Numerical Library supports Windows 95/98/NT, Red Hat Linux, and Unix-based workstations (Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Silicon Graphics, and Compaq). The Windows and Linux versions are the first products available via E-commerce at a price of $1,370.00 per license.