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Bug#327566: ITP: libcgns -- System for the storage and retrieval of CFD data

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Christoph Ulrich Scholler <scholler@fnb.tu-darmstadt.de>

* Package name    : libcgns
  Version         : 2.4-3
  Upstream Author : CGNS Steering Commitee
* URL             : http://www.cgns.org/
* License         : CGNS-License (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/cgns/charter/license.html)
  Description     : System for the storage and retrieval of CFD data

The CFD General Notation System (CGNS) consists of a collection of
conventions, and software implementing those conventions, for the
storage and retrieval of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) data.  The
system consists of two parts: (1) a standard format for recording the
data, and (2) software that reads, writes, and modifies data in that
format.  The format is a conceptual entity established by the
documentation; the software is a physical product supplied to enable
developers to access and produce data recorded in that format.

The CGNS system is designed to facilitate the exchange of data between
sites and applications, and to help stabilize the archiving of
aerodynamic data.  The data are stored in a compact, binary format and
are accessible through a complete and extensible library of functions.
The API (Application Program Interface) is platform independent and can
be easily implemented in C, C++, Fortran and Fortran90 applications.

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