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(See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for up-to-date information.)

**Mark Galassi**Conceived GSL (with James Theiler) and wrote the design document. Wrote the simulated annealing package and the relevant chapter in the manual.

**James Theiler**Conceived GSL (with Mark Galassi). Wrote the random number generators and the relevant chapter in this manual.

**Jim Davies**Wrote the statistical routines and the relevant chapter in this manual.

**Brian Gough**FFTs, numerical integration, random number generators and distributions, root finding, minimization and fitting, polynomial solvers, complex numbers, physical constants, permutations, vector and matrix functions, histograms, statistics, ieee-utils, revised CBLAS Level 2 & 3, matrix decompositions, eigensystems, cumulative distribution functions, testing, documentation and releases.

**Reid Priedhorsky**Wrote and documented the initial version of the root finding routines while at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Group.

**Gerard Jungman**Special Functions, Series acceleration, ODEs, BLAS, Linear Algebra, Eigensystems, Hankel Transforms.

**Mike Booth**Wrote the Monte Carlo library.

**Jorma Olavi Tähtinen**Wrote the initial complex arithmetic functions.

**Thomas Walter**Wrote the initial heapsort routines and Cholesky decomposition.

**Fabrice Rossi**Multidimensional minimization.

**Carlo Perassi**Implementation of the random number generators in Knuth’s Seminumerical Algorithms, 3rd Ed.

**Szymon Jaroszewicz**Wrote the routines for generating combinations.

**Nicolas Darnis**Wrote the cyclic functions and the initial functions for canonical permutations.

**Jason H. Stover**Wrote the major cumulative distribution functions.

**Ivo Alxneit**Wrote the routines for wavelet transforms.

**Tuomo Keskitalo**Improved the implementation of the ODE solvers and wrote the ode-initval2 routines.

**Lowell Johnson**Implementation of the Mathieu functions.

**Patrick Alken**Implementation of nonsymmetric and generalized eigensystems, B-splines, robust linear regression, and sparse matrices.

**Rhys Ulerich**Wrote the multiset routines.

**Pavel Holoborodko**Wrote the fixed order Gauss-Legendre quadrature routines.

**Pedro Gonnet**Wrote the CQUAD integration routines.

Thanks to Nigel Lowry for help in proofreading the manual.

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