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== Description

ALPHA - ALPHA - ALPHA

GSL4r
Ruby GNU Scientific Library via FFI

The Foreign Function Interface allows for run-time bindings to shared libraries. Using FFI to interface between Ruby and other libraries written in other languages makes these libraries runnable across all Ruby interpreters that have FFI capabilties (MRI, JRuby, etc...).

This avoids the complications with implementation specific C extensions or Java Native Interfaces in the case of JRuby.

== Documentation

This project is currently in its alpha stages and as of 22 Mar 2010, I have only pushed a library for using Complex functions in GSL, all constants are defined, and handling pointers to blocks and vectors and basic vector functions.

== Getting Started

Right now you can look at the existing project by cloning the GIT repository via:

git clone git://rubyforge.org/gsl4r.git

== Installing gsl4r

gem install -r gsl4r

== Examples

Also see the examples directory in the gem.

irb -r rubygems -r gsl4r -r gsl4r/complex
irb(main):001:0> include GSL4r::Complex
=> Object
irb(main):004:0> a=GSL_Complex.create(1,1)
=> (1.0,1.0)
irb(main):005:0> b=GSL_Complex.create(2,2)
irb(main):009:0> a.abs
=> 1.4142135623731
irb(main):012:0> b.add(a)
=> (3.0,3.0)
irb(main):013:0> a.logabs
=> 0.346573590279973
irb(main):014:0> a.gsl_complex_logabs
=> 0.346573590279973
irb(main):016:0> include GSL4r::Complex::Methods
=> Object
irb(main):015:0> gsl_complex_add(a,b)
=> (3.0,3.0)
...
irb(main):010:0> require 'gsl4r/const'
=> true
irb(main):011:0> include GSL4r::PhysicalConstants
=> Object
irb(main):013:0> p CGS::JOULE
10000000.0
irb(main):014:0> p MKS::ERG
1.0e-07
...
irb -r rubygems -r gsl4r -r gsl4r/vector
irb(main):001:0> include GSL4r::Vector
=> Object
irb(main):002:0> a=GSL_Vector.create(3)
=> #<GSL4r::Vector::GSL_Vector:0x5ea038>
irb(main):003:0> b=GSL_Vector.create(3)
=> #<GSL4r::Vector::GSL_Vector:0x5e66f4>
irb(main):004:0> a.set_with_array([1,2,3])
=> #<FFI::Pointer address=0x2db2e0>
irb(main):005:0> b.set_with_array([4,5,6])
=> #<FFI::Pointer address=0x4f8260>
irb(main):006:0> a.mul(b)
=> 0
irb(main):012:0> a.values
=> [4.0, 10.0, 18.0]
...

== Questions and/or Comments

Feel free to email {Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill}[mailto:colby@astro.berkeley.edu] with any questions.

== Copyright

See LICENSE and LICENSE.LPGLv3

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