A differential-equations algorithm for nonlinear equations DAFNE is a set of FORTRAN subprograms for solving nonlinear equations that implements a method founded on the numerical solution of a Cauchy problem for a system of ordinary differential equations inspired by classical mechanics. This paper gives a detailed description of the method as implemented in DAFNE and reports on the numerical tests that have been performed; the DAFNE package is described in the accompanying algorithm. The main conclusions are that DAFNE improves in different substantial respects upon a previous FORTRAN implementation of the same method, and compares favorably with existing software. [The algorithm DAFNE: A differential-equations algorithm for nonlinear equations. ibid. 10, 317-324 (1984).] (Source: http://dl.acm.org/)

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