This manual is a supplement to the language definition of NESL version 3.1 , and assumes that the reader is familiar with the basics of the language. It describes how to use the NESL system interactively and covers features for accessing on-line help, debugging, profiling, executing programs on remote machines, using NESL with GNU Emacs, and installing and customizing the NESL\ system.
NESL 3.1 is available via anonymous FTP and runs on serial workstations, Connection Machines CM-2 and CM-5, Cray Y-MP (8, C90, J90, EL) vector machines, the MasPar, and most machines supporting MPI such as the IBM SP-1 and SP-2 and the Intel Paragon. The normal mode of operation is for the interactive front end to run on a user's workstation and for the computational back end to run on a remote supercomputer. The NESL 3.1 system has the following features: