The Fortran 77 codes BiM
and BiMD are based
on blended implicit methods, namely a
class of L-stable Block Implicit Methods providing a (relatively) easy
definition of suitable nonlinear splittings for solving the
corresponding discrete problems, [41,43,46,54].

In particular:- the code BiM
(release 2.0, April 2005) implements a variable order-variable stepsize
method for (stiff) initial value problems for
ODEs. The order of the method varies from 4 to 12, according to
a suitable order variation strategy. All the details concerning the
strategies implemented in the code BiM
are described in [47,48,53]
(see also Cecilia
Magherini's PhD thesis, also available as a compressed
file);

- the code BiMD (release 1.1.1, September
2006)
is a generalization of the code BiM
for solving (stiff) initial value problems for
linearly implicit DAEs of index up to 3 with constant mass
matrix [54],
namely problems in the form

M y' = f(t,y),

where M is a constant, possibly singular, matrix.

Please, reference the codes as follows:

- L.Brugnano, C.Magherini. The BiM Code for the Numerical Solution of ODEs, Jour. Comput. Appl. Mathematics 164–165 (2004) 145–158.
- L.Brugnano, C.Magherini, F.Mugnai. Blended Implicit Methods for the Numerical Solution of DAE Problems, Jour. Comput. Appl. Mathematics 189 (2006) 34-50.

The codes BiM and BiMD are licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or later.

Any comment concerning the codes is welcome: please report them to
either __Luigi
Brugnano__ or __Cecilia
Magherini__.