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12. Libraries

12.1 FontScope

Description:

Type 1 Font Rasterizer Library. Allows users to arbitrarily scale, skew or rotate characters in Type 1 fonts and get back either a bitmap or an outline. Product includes full sources.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Single user license with product. Since product includes full sources and our resources are limited, it is sold with no warranty and no support. Support contracts may be purchased at additional cost. OEM licenses, site licenses and enterprise-wide licenses available.

Documentation:

A manual, nicely typeset in 2-column format, is available with the distribution as a PostScript file.

Product support:

Support contracts may be purchased at additional cost.

Available since:

October 15, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$39.95. California residents subject to sales tax. Price subject to change without notice.

Vendor:

CurveSoft, Inc.

2053 Grant Road, Suite 555
Los Altos, CA 94024
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 800 563 0843, +1 510 843 6485 (Sales only)

Fax:

+1 650 254 0900

EMail:

info@curvesoft.com

URL:

http://www.curvesoft.com

Contact:

Munagala V. S. Ramanath

Last modified:

October 24, 1997.

12.2 INTERACTER

Description:

INTERACTER is a portable user-interface and graphics subroutine library for Fortran software developers. INTERACTER-based programs are portable to a wide range of Fortran compilers running on Unix, VMS, Windows, DOS. The Linux version supports f2c and g77 (ELF). Functions include menus, text windows, forms, graphics primitives, presentation graphics, hardcopy (many formats) and operating system interface.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and 4mm DAT.

Licensing policy:

INTERACTER-based programs can be distributed royalty free. Linux demo program available at http://www.demon.co.uk/issltd.

OS provisions:

Linux version supports X Windows (via Xlib), graphics terminals or Linux console (colour text-mode). Requires g77 or f2c.

Documentation:

Two-volume English language printed manual.

Product support:

Free lifetime technical support. New releases every six months. Chargeable software updates.

Extra features and add-ons:

Optional INTERACTER Toolkit provides form designer, graphics file viewer, online help, hardcopy post-processor and set-up file editor.

Available since:

October, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

Distributors in North America, Europe and Australia.

Price range:

Linux version: US$675 (UK £450).

Vendor:

Interactive Software Services Ltd.

Westwood House
Littleton Drive
Huntington
Staffs WS12 4TS
United Kingdom

Phone:

+44 1543 503611

Fax:

+44 1543 574566

EMail:

support@issltd.demon.co.uk

URL:

http://www.demon.co.uk/issltd

Last modified:

October 1, 1997.

12.3 Matrix<LIB> - C++ Math Matrix Library

Description:

Matrix<LIB> is a Matlab Compatible C++ Matrix Class Library, designed for development of advanced scientific high-level C++ code. Our main design objective was to keep the C++ source code clear and similar to the equivalent Matlab code, making your shift from Matlab to C++ easier. If you know how to program Matlab, you already know how to use our Matrix<LIB> C++ Math Library. The code was carefully optimized for maximal performance, too. Matrix<LIB> is also included in the MATCOM V2 distribution.

The library includes complex math, binary and unary operators, powerful indexing capabilities, signal processing, file I/O, linear algebra, string operations and graphics. Over 300 mathematical functions are included in Matrix<LIB>.

MS Windows and many Unix platform are supported with a variety of C++ compilers. An evaluation version (fully functional, 30 days limited) is available for free download from our web site.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

From single license to site license. Contact The MathTools for details.

OS provisions:

Linux 1.2, gcc 2.6.3 or later, 8 MB of RAM, 15 MB on disk.

Documentation:

Users manual and library reference in various formats (MS Word, MS Write, plain text, PostScript).

Product support:

A fast product support is given by EMail only. The support section in the web page give immediate access to a wealth of resources, technical support, answers to frequently asked questions, technical documents and more.

Extra features and add-ons:

MathTools Accelerator: provides significant performance gains for Matrix<LIB> programs using Linear Algebra and matrix multiplication, on a Pentium with the Visuall C++ compiler.

Available since:

November, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$499 (US$249 for academic institutes).

Vendor:

MathTools, Ltd.

P.O. Box 855
Horsham, PA 19044-0855
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 212 208 4476

Fax:

+1 888 628 4866, +1 215 957 1719

EMail:

info@mathtools.com

URL:

http://www.mathtools.com

Contact:

Robert G. Ford

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

12.4 PKWARE Data Compression Library for Linux

Description:

The library does lossless compression and consists of compression, an extraction, and an error checking routine. To maintain flexibility and keep the library's code size at a minimum, the PKWARE Data Compression Library does not create .ZIP compatible archives.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Per machine with no runtime royalties.

OS provisions:

Intel x86, 36 KB RAM for compressing and 13 KB RAM for uncompressing, 1 MB on hard disk.

Documentation:

Printed 33 page manual and separate installation notes in English. Example code provided on disk.

Product support:

No-charge. Technical support via phone, fax or EMail.

Extra features and add-ons:

Also compatible with FreeBSD.

Available since:

September 14, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, and the UK.

Price range:

US$450. Educational discount available.

Vendor:

PKWARE, Inc.

9025 N. Deerwood Drive
Brown Deer, WI 53223-2480
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 414 354 8699

Fax:

+1 414 354 8559

EMail:

info@pkware.com

URL:

http://www.pkware.com

Contact:

Bob Gorman

Last modified:

August 5, 1997.

12.5 readyBase

Description:

A dynamic embeddable database library with a C API, Perl module, and Java interface.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Commercial license. A free 30 day demo is available.

OS provisions:

Kernel 2.0.x. 1MB RAM.

Documentation:

Online documentation.

Product support:

Update service, maintenance, training and prices thereof.

Available since:

March, 1998.

Countries with distribution:

USA.

Price range:

US$1295 for 1 developer and 50 end-user license

Vendor:

Dynamical Systems, Ltd.

175 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite A253
Chicago, IL 60604
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 312 341 1755

Fax:

+1 312 341 1891

EMail:

info@dynamical-systems.com

URL:

http://www.dynamical-systems.com

Contact:

Gary Kuper

Last modified:

April 22, 1998.

12.6 SIMLIB IG

Description:

SIMLIB IG is a C library. It enables the user to communicate with an Evans & Sutherland image generator (Liberty and ESIG Systems) using a very efficient raw Ethernet protocol. There is no need for using opcodes, since SIMLIB IG provides an API to the functionality of the image generators.

Distribution media:

4mm DAT tar format and 3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Commercial.

OS provisions:

Linux 2.0.

Documentation:

Printed manual in English, source code examples on media.

Price range:

US$2,500.

Vendor:

KNIENIEDER Simulationstechnik

Technologiezentrum Tirol
Eduard Bodemgasse 5
A-6020 Innsbruck
Austria

Phone:

+43 512 390415 650

Fax:

+43 512 364000 20, +43 512 364000 30

EMail:

office@knienieder.co.at

Contact:

Stephan Haidacher

Last modified:

September 29, 1997.


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