HomLab Policies

``As is'' Clause

HomLab is distributed free of charge on an ``as is'' basis. Its intended usage is educational, so that the user may gain a greater understanding of numerical homotopy continuation for solving systems of polynomial equations. Any other use is strictly the user's responsibility.

License Fee

There is no license fee for HomLab. In lieu of this, we hereby request each user to buy a copy of the book.

The Numerical Solution of Systems of Polynomials Arising in Engineering and Science
by Andrew J. Sommese and Charles W. Wampler, II, World Scientific, 2005.

The book is available from all major booksellers.

Citation and Attribution

The use of HomLab for research purposes, either in its original form or as modified by the user, is highly encouraged, subject only to professional ethical conduct, as follows.

In publications based on results obtained using HomLab or its successors, the use of HomLab should be acknowledged and the book by Sommese and Wampler (see above) should be cited. The author of the code is Charles Wampler.

Any redistribution of HomLab in unaltered form must retain the same name and acknowledge the author. Any distribution of derived codes that extend or modify HomLab should acknowledge the original source and authorship. In addition, the differences from the original should be clearly documented and attributed to the new author. These conditions extend to users of the derived codes.