Mathematica and External Numeric Packages.
- To: uiucuxc!yoda.ncsa.uiuc.edu!mathgroup
- Subject: Mathematica and External Numeric Packages.
- From: uiucuxc!summanulla.nbsr.duke.edu!crm (Charles R. Martin)
- Date: Tue, 2 Jan 90 17:57:50 EST
We are considering re-implementing or extending our existing simulation package by using Mathematica; I've been thinking about ways in which fast numeric packages for special problems might be made accessible through Mathematica. So far, my cursory reading of the Mathematica book suggests that a program can be run subsidiary to Mathematica through a pipe and the results returned. This could be nearly useful, but some details of how the results are obtained and their formats are unclear to me. Also, I wonder if it might not be possible to implement new primitives in C and import them somehow. This is all prologue to asking anyone who has had experience with implementing new numeric routines, especially those which are not coded in Mathematica form, to share with me any information they can. Thanks very much, Charlie Martin (...!mcnc!duke!crm, crm at summanulla.mc.duke.edu) NBSR/Box 3709/Duke University Medical Center/Durham, NC 27710