[plt-scheme] Re: [plt-edu] Symbolic algebra

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 16 19:39:01 EDT 2010

On Mar 16, 2010, at 3:16 AM, Mark Engelberg wrote:

> Does anyone have any pointers to some good resources about how you'd go about implementing a symbolic algebra system in Scheme or a related functional language?  Solving equations, factoring polynomials, etc.
> I don't really care about speed, because I know there are a lot of finely-tuned libraries out there for that purpose; I'm more interested in knowing if there's a clean and simple "reference" design that illustrates all the principles involved.

Redirected to an appropriate list. 

I suggest looking for the sources of Maple and/or Macsyma or whatever all these systems are called and porting it to Scheme. 

Lovely idea -- Matthias

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