[racket] What math do you want to do in Racket?

From: Michael Wilber (mwilber at uccs.edu)
Date: Sun Jul 1 12:42:41 EDT 2012

Just to second the thoughts of others, I will love you forever if you
add basic vector / matrix operations.

Ripping off NumPy would be a *huge* step forward toward encouraging
scientific research in racket.

On Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:31:28 -0600, Neil Toronto <neil.toronto at gmail.com> wrote:
> Being a glutton for punishment, I've decided to write a `math' 
> collection to be shipped with Racket. I'm writing it in Typed Racket, so 
> Typed Racket programs that `(require math)' can apply mathematical 
> functions with no overhead and regular Racket programs will incur only 
> the usual contract checks. Also, Vincent's TR optimizer will fill the 
> math collection with rainbows and sunshine.
> I know what *I* want in a math library: statistics (for my research) and 
> basic linear algebra (for `plot'). What do *you* want?
> (FWIW, this started with Antonio asking for inverse hyperbolic functions 
> on the dev mailing list. I just did those today, and factorial, 
> log-factorial, gamma, and log-gamma yesterday.)
> Neil ⊥
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