The National Algorithms Group (NAG) has formed a partnership with Maplesoft as part of an effort to make its sophisticated mathematical tools available to less technical users. The goal is to make quantitative pricing, hedging and probabilistic modeling and analysis tools, Monte Carlo simulations and optimizations available on the desk top.
NAG is creating with Maplesoft, a provider of high-performance software tools, a so-called Maple-NAG Connector, to combine the modeling, exploration, and application development capabilities of Maple with the NAG numeric routines.
“This unique partnership combining the mathematical and software strengths of NAG and Maplesoft will give users significantly more freedom and control,” says Dr. Rob Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, NAG. “It is a strong embodiment of the synergy between numeric and symbolic algorithms.”
The Connector offers access to the NAG C Library to make code development easier, by eliminating compile times and providing simplified calling sequences and searchable documentation to the NAG routines. The Maple-NAG Connector also enables the use of NAG routines in combination with Maple’s mathematical analysis and visualization tools.
“Maplesoft’s partnership with NAG provides a competitive advantage for users as it gives them the power to create faster, more reliable models and applications in shorter time,” says Jim Cooper, President, Maplesoft.
The key features of the Maple-NAG Connector include easy access to the powerful NAG C Library numeric routines from within the Maple environment; use of NAG routines anywhere Maple commands are used; a faster prototyping and modeling environment; development and testing in an interactive environment that eliminates the need for compiling or linking; simplified calling sequences that make coding easier; automatic provision of appropriate default values for many parameters; integrated, searchable, indexed access to NAG C Library documentation; and access to the Maple Help System, including hundreds of examples coded in Maple.
Single user licenses for the Maple-NAG Connector cost US$295.