Boulder, COLO. — Visual Numerics, Inc., a developer of web-enabled data visualization, numerical analysis, and enterprise software solutions, announced that Version 4.0 of its IMSL C Numerical Library (CNL) is now available.
The primary enhancement in Version 4.0 is that the Library is now thread safe, meaning application developers can integrate CNL into multi-threaded applications. This feature will leverage users’ existing hardware investments and let them develop applications capable of executing multiple computations concurrently, resulting in faster throughput. In addition, CNL routines can now be more easily called from relational database management systems such as Oracle and Informix to augment their existing numerical analysis functionality.
Continually updated since its first release in 1990, CNL is a collection of more than 300 mathematical and statistical analysis functions written in C that programmers can embed directly into their numerical analysis applications. The Library’s platform-optimized functions are among the most accurate and reliable on the market. Many of CNL’s functions are based upon corresponding routines from the company’s highly-regarded IMSL Fortran Numerical Library, which was first released in 1970. Since that time, programmers in industries ranging from engineering test & analysis to space physics to business & finance and the earth sciences have used the IMSL tools to build their applications.
The benefits of using the IMSL C Numerical Library are many, foremost among them is an acceleration of application development and the corresponding savings in time and money. According to Visual Numerics’ benchmark studies, an average IMSL C Numerical function contains about 500 lines of code. Given that a programmer averages 10 lines of code per day, including designing, debugging, documenting and testing, just one algorithm developed from scratch would take more than two months to complete.
Privately held Visual Numerics provides data visualization and numerical analysis software to major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly-owned international subsidiaries and international distributors. Visual Numerics’ products include JWAVE for enterprise data analysis, PV-WAVE for desktop data analysis, iDecizion for business intelligence data analysis, Invizion for time-series data analysis, and the IMSL Libraries for mathematical and statistical analysis. For more information, visit the company’s Website at http://www.vni.com .