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<b>Getting Started:</b>
<li><a href="features.html">Features</a></li>
<li><a href="installation.html">Installation</a></li>
<li><a href="linking.html">Linking with IT++</a></li>
<li><a href="users_guide.html">Short Introduction to IT++</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial.html">Some Tutorial Examples</a></li>
<li><a href="verification.html">IT++ Verification</a></li>
<li><a href="copyright.html">Copyright and License</a></li>
<li><a href="help_wanted.html">Make a Difference</a></li>
<li><a href="authors.html">Authors</a></li>

<a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/itpp/"><b>IT++ at SourceForge:</b></a>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/itpp/files/">Download IT++</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/p/itpp/bugs/?source=navbar">Bug Reports</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/p/itpp/feature-requests/">Feature Requests</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/p/itpp/discussion/115656/">Ask for Help</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/p/itpp/discussion/115655/">Discuss IT++</a></li>

<b>IT++ Development:</b>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/p/itpp/svn/">SVN Repository</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/p/itpp/code/">Git Repository (SVN mirror)</a></li>
<li><a href="codingrules.html">Coding Rules</a></li>
<li><a href="documentation.html">Documentation Rules</a></li>
<li><a href="test.html">Test Rules</a></li>

<b>External Libraries:</b>
<li><a href="http://www.netlib.org/blas/">BLAS (NetLib)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.netlib.org/lapack/">LAPACK (NetLib)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.fftw.org/">FFTW</a></li>
<li><a href="http://math-atlas.sourceforge.net/">ATLAS</a></li>
<li><a href="http://developer.amd.com/acml.aspx">ACML (AMD)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-mkl/">MKL (Intel)</a></li>

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\section about About IT++

IT++ is a C++ library of mathematical, signal processing and communication
classes and functions. Its main use is in simulation of communication
systems and for performing research in the area of communications. The
kernel of the library consists of generic vector and matrix classes, and a
set of accompanying routines. Such a kernel makes IT++ similar to
<a href="http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/">MATLAB</a>, 
<a href="http://www.octave.org/">GNU Octave</a> or  
<a href="http://www.scipy.org/">SciPy</a>.

The IT++ library originates from the former department of Information
Theory at the <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/">Chalmers University of
Technology</a>, Gothenburg, Sweden. Because the library is coded in C++, the
name IT++ seemed like a good idea at the time. While departments come and
go, IT++ have developed a life of its' own and is now released under the
terms of the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU General
Public License</a> (GPL) for you to enjoy.

IT++ is being developed and widely used by researchers who work in the area
of communications, both in the industry and at universities. In 2005, 2006
and 2007, IT++ was developed as a part of the European Network of Excellence
in Wireless Communications (NEWCOM).

IT++ makes an extensive use of existing open-source or commercial libraries
for increased functionality, speed and accuracy. In particular
<a href="http://www.netlib.org/blas/">BLAS</a>,
<a href="http://www.netlib.org/lapack/">LAPACK</a> and
<a href="http://www.fftw.org/">FFTW</a> libraries can be used.
Instead of the reference BLAS and LAPACK implementations, some optimized
platform-specific libraries can be used as well, i.e.:
- <a href="http://math-atlas.sourceforge.net/">ATLAS</a> (<em>Automatically
  Tuned Linear Algebra Software</em>) - includes optimised BLAS and a
  limited set of LAPACK routines
- <a href="http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-mkl/">MKL</a>
  (<em>Intel Math Kernel Library</em>) - includes all required BLAS, LAPACK
  and FFT routines (FFTW not required)
- <a href="http://developer.amd.com/acml.aspx">ACML</a> (<em>AMD Core Math
  Library</em>) - includes BLAS, LAPACK and FFT routines (FFTW not required)
It is possible to compile and use IT++ without any of the above
listed libraries, but the functionality will be reduced.

IT++ should work on
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux">GNU/Linux</a>,
<a href="http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/">Sun Solaris</a>,
Microsoft Windows (with <a href="http://www.cygwin.com/">Cygwin</a>,
<a href="http://www.mingw.org/">MinGW/MSYS</a> or
<a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/">Microsoft Visual C++</a>)
and <a href="http://www.apple.com/macosx/">Mac OS X</a> operating systems.

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