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Picking up JEL packaging

Control: retitle 661824 ITP: jel -- library for evaluating algebraic expressions in Java
Control: owner 668124 !


as part of our effort to package the Virtual Observatory Java
tools from Starlink, I am going to package JEL. Here is again
the info block to freshen the memory:

* Package name    : jel
  Version         : 2.1.1
  Upstream Author : Konstantin L. Metlov <metlov@fti.dn.ua>
* URL             : https://www.gnu.org/software/jel/
* License         : GPL-3
  Programming Lang: Java
  Description     : Library for evaluating algebraic expressions in Java
 The JEL library enables users to enter algebraic expressions into their
 program. Since JEL converts expressions directly into Java bytecode,
 it significantly speeds up their evaluation time. If the user's Java
 virtual machine has a JIT compiler, expressions are transparently
 compiled into native machine code.
 JEL may be a very useful tool for a variety of applications in science
 involving user-defined functions, e.g. to create plots, to apply fits
 to a data set and to solve integrals or differential equations.
 Another relevant use case for JEL is given by algebraic operations
 between two or more columns of a database table.

Since it is of general interest, the package will be maintained by the
Debian Science team.

A git repository will be created at


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