This page, and the links therein, describe the more general classes of a Java scientific and numerical library that were written by Michael Thomas Flanagan to support both his own research and his undergraduate programming courses and projects. As he has now retired it will be updated far less frequently.|
These general classes form a package entitled flanagan which may be downloaded as a jar file.
DOWNLOADING THE flanagan.jar FILE
- Permission to copy:
A large number of individuals have requested copies of this library. Consequently I have made it available, as a jar file (see below), with the qualifation that it is written to suport a course that I lecture. Though I believe it is professionally written, it is not a commercial product and the methods are not necessarily as all embracing as might be found in a commercial product nor are they checked to be fault free in all possible foreseable situations as would be, or at least ought to be, in a commercial product; you use this library at your own risk and more formally:
Permission to use, copy and modify this software and its documentation for NON-COMMERCIAL purposes is granted, without fee, provided that an acknowledgement to the author, Dr Michael Thomas Flanagan at www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~mflanaga, appears in all copies and associated documentation or publications.
Use for COMMERCIAL purposes is not permitted
Public listing of the source codes on the internet is not permitted.
Redistribution of the source codes or of the flanagan.jar file is not permitted.
Redistribution in binary form of all or parts of these classes is not permitted.
Dr Michael Thomas Flanagan makes no representations about the suitability or fitness of the software for any or for a particular purpose. Dr Michael Thomas Flanagan shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using, modifying or distributing this software or its derivatives.
- Download instructions:
Platform 8 version:
Click here to download Platform 8 version of flanagan.jar
Save as flanagan.jar.
The current version of Java Platform 8 used in compiling the classes in flanagan.jar is jdk1.8.0.
The flanagan.jar file size is about 1.2 MB - varying slightly with update. A tutorial on manipulating jar files may be found on http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/jar/index.html
A convenient use of this jar file is to place it in the appropriate folder so that it simply becomes a library that you may import when writing your code. For example an appropriate folder on a computer running a MicroSoft operating system, e.g. Windows 8, is to place it in ProgramFiles/Java/jdk1.x.y_z/jre/lib/ext, where jdk1.x.y_z is your version (appropriate values for .x and .y_z) of the Java Development Kit. You must also create an appropriate CLASSSPATH. If you are using a Microsoft operating system, e.g. Windows 8, and you have not done so already, create a CLASSPATH by going to the Control Panel, clicking on System, then clicking on Advanced, then clicking on Environmental Variables and then clicking on new in the upper section (User variables for ...). A dialog box will appear asking for a Variable name; type in CLASSPATH, and a Variable value; type in .\; followed by the path to flanagan.jar, e.g. .\;C:\Java\jdk1.8.0\jre\lib\ext\flanagan.jar. Return clicking on the OK boxes.
Michael Thomas Flanagan can be contacted at:
Dr Michael Thomas Flanagan
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
UCL (University College London)