#### Topic: MATRIX WRAPPER FOR FORTRAN 95

Jeff,

I would like to suggest the possible addition of the package MATRAN.

Matran (pronounced MAY-tran) is a Fortran 95 wrapper that implements matrix operations and computes matrix decompositions using Lapack and the Blas. Although Matran is not based on a formally defined matrix language, it provides the flavor and convenience of coding in matrix oriented systems like Matlab, Octave, etc. By using routines from Lapack and the Blas, Matran allows the user to obtain the computational benefits of these packages with minimal fuss and bother.

Matran has been supported by the National Science Foundation and by the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Division of the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~stewart/matran/Matran.html

Frank