utility routine

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Noun1.utility routine - a routine that can be used as needed
service program, utility program, utility - (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
dump routine - a routine that writes from an internal store to some external medium
input routine - a routine that writes from an external source to an internal store
output routine - a routine that controls an output device
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A utility routine d1mach called by gaussq is not included, since it is probably already installed on the engineer's system; the request could have been changed to "send gaussq from go core" to include the "core library" of machine constants and basic linear albegra modules in the search list.
The book concludes with a collection of utility routines.
New functions include a complete chapter covering mesh generation that incorporates routines for generating 2-D meshes together with a number of associated utility routines.