External software packages are taken from external sources to EP/SFT. They are recompiled, if possible and necessary, on all SFT provided platforms. External software packages are provided for many different areas such as
- General tools (debugging, testing)
- Mathematical Libraries
- Scripting Languages and modules
- Grid middleware
- Data Analysis
An exhaustive list of all provided packages and the supported platforms is available at http://lcginfo.cern.ch.
For a introduction to the LCG software stack, please visit our Introduction for end users.