Scientific and Engineering C++: Wrapping LAPACK in Objects

C++ offers object-oriented tools for organizing software: we think in terms of objects, classes, and polymorphism. But some of the best scientific and engineering software is organized procedurally, in vast subroutine libraries. Fortunately, we don't need to give up on objects and we don't have to rewrite existing libraries in C++: we can organize existing libraries into object-oriented systems with class wrappers. We apply this idea to the LAPACK FORTRAN library.

By: John J. Barton and Lee R. Nackman

Published in: RC20011 in 1995


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