The software for LAPACK is distributed in the form of a gzipped tar file (via anonymous ftp or the World Wide Web), which contains the Fortran source for LAPACK, the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (the Level 1, 2, and 3 BLAS) needed by LAPACK, the testing programs, and the timing programs2. Users who wish to have a non-Unix installation should refer to LAPACK Working Note 41, although the overview in section 4 applies to both the Unix and non-Unix versions.
The package may be accessed via the World Wide Web through the URL address:
Or, you can retrieve the file via anonymous ftp at netlib:
ftp ftp.netlib.org login: anonymous password: <your email address> cd lapack binary get lapack.tgz quit
The software in the tar file is organized in a number of essential directories as shown in Figure 1. Please note that this figure does not reflect everything that is contained in the LAPACK directory. Input and instructional files are also located at various levels.