Timeline of numerical analysis after 1945

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The following is a timeline of numerical analysis after 1945, and deals with developments after the invention of the modern electronic computer, which began during Second World War. For a fuller history of the subject before this period, see timeline and history of mathematics.






Creation of LINPACK and associated benchmark by Dongarra et al., [24] [25] as well as BLAS.


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