GIANT – a software package for the numerical solution of very large systems of highly nonlinear equations. This report presents the final realization and implementation of a global inexact Newton method proposed by Deuflhard. In order to create a complete piece of software, a recently developed iterative solver (program GBIT) due to Deuflhard, Freund, Walter is adapted and serves as the standard iterative linear solver. Alternative linear iterative solvers may be adapted as well, e.g. the widely distributed code GMRES. The new software package GIANT (Global Inexact Affine Invariant Newton Techniques) allows an efficient and robust numerical solution of very large scale highly nonlinear systems. Due to the user friendly interface and its modular design, the software package is open for an easy adaptation to specific problems. Numerical experiments for some selected problems illustrate performance and usage of the package
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