C programming

Fedora Scientific includes the gcc C compiler. The manual for the GNU C library is available here.

GNU Scientific Library

The GNU Scientific Library is a C/C++ library providing a extensive collection of mathematical routines.

A mailing list for seeking help is also available.

Parallel and Distributed Computing


openmpi is an open source implementation of the Message Passing Standard (MPI-2). The official documentation is available here and some of the ways of getting help is listed on this page.

pvm (parallel virtual machine)

pvm is a set of tools and libraries enabling parallel computing across an interconnected heterogeneous network of computing units. This book is a good starting point.


libgomp is the GNU implementation of the Open MP API for shared memory programming.