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New materials in MathSource
0202-699: How to Contact Wolfram Research (May 5, 1994)
Author: Wolfram Research
This includes information on how to reach different departments in
both the United States office and the United Kingdom office.
There are several email, phone, and mail addresses.
0011: addresses.txt Addresses and important numbers (May 5, 1994;
2 kilobytes)
0203-487: Relativistic Interstellar Space Flight (April 22, 1994)
Author: Al Kaufman
Interstellar.ma uses the Bright Star Catalog to generate
relativistically accurate movies of a flight to any star in the
catalog. The user specifies: 1) the destination star; 2) the
constant acceleration for the trip (in units of "g"); 3) the
direction in which the camera should point
0011: Interstellar.ma Mathematica notebook to generate animations
(April 1994; 15 kilobytes)
0022: StarCatalog.txt Plain-text file containing star data for
Interstellar.ma (April 1994; 88 kilobytes)
0033: Sirius.ma Notebook containing animated "spaceflight"
(August 1992; 4703 kilobytes)
0044: Sirius.movie.sit.hqx Binhexed self-extrating-archive
QuickTime movie for the Macintosh (August 1992; 878
kilobytes)
0204-691: calcE Demo for Mathematica V2.0 (March 1994)
Author: Richard Mercer
calcE is a collection of Mathematica packages which increase the
power and ease of use of Mathematica for everyday tasks such as
two-dimensional graphics, displaying tables of data, and solving
equations. calcE was developed for use in a teaching laboratory.
It allows novices to learn Mathematica quickly and gently with its
natural and forgiving syntax, and allows experts to work more
efficiently, often requiring 3 to 10 times fewer characters for
the creation of complex graphics. Anyone who uses Mathematica as a
general tool should find this product useful.
Note: Because these examples are primarily saved graphics,
separate notebooks are provided for versions 2.1 and higher of
Mathematica and for version 2.0. These demo notebooks are for
version 2.0 of Mathematica. The version 2.1 and higher notebooks
can be found under item number 0206-435.
0011: readmE.txt Author's notes, plain text format (February
1994; 2 kilobytes)
0022: readmE.ma Author's notes, notebook format (February 1994; 7
kilobytes)
0033: EDemoI20.ma calcE demo notebook for Mathematica V2.0
(February 1994; 305 kilobytes)
0044: EDemoII20.ma calcE demo notebook for Mathematica V2.0
(February 1994; 783 kilobytes)
0205-254: C, FORTRAN77, Maple and TeX Code Generation Package (May 12, 1994)
Author: Mark Sofroniou
Format.m is a package which extends Mathematica's built-in
formatting rules. Examples of the shortcomings of the standard
format functions are given, where code generated may not be
syntactically correct and of appropriate precision. The package
addresses these shortcomings and extends the formatting rules to
include lists as data objects and assignments to expressions.
Optimized computational sequences are now possible, utilizing the
additional package Optimize.m. Examples are given to show how the
package may be used to considerably enhance and automate code
generation. The result is a symbiosis of symbolic-numeric
environments built upon the existing Splice communication process.
Some examples from applied numerical mathematics are given, where
the package can been used to establish a generalised formulation
to a problem via the use of a template file.
0011: README.txt Author's notes (May 12, 1994; 2 kilobytes)
0022: Format.m Mathematica package (May 12, 1994; 64 kilobytes)
0033: Format.tex Documentation in LaTeX form (May 12, 1994; 109
kilobytes)
0044: Format.sty LaTeX style file for Format.tex (May 12, 1994; 1
kilobyte)
0055: driver.f Main driver routine (May 12, 1994; 1 kilobyte)
0066: example.mf Simple FORTRAN77 main routine template file (May
12, 1994; 1 kilobyte)
0077: func.mf FORTRAN77 function routine template file (May 12,
1994; 1 kilobyte)
0088: newton.mf FORTRAN77 template file for Newton's method. Uses
the LAPACK linear solution routine provided in the file
linsolv.f (May 12, 1994; 3 kilobytes)
0099: rksub.mf FORTRAN77 template file for the Runge-Kutta method
(May 12, 1994; 1 kilobyte)
0101: sub.mf A FORTRAN77 subroutine template file (May 12, 1994;
1 kilobyte)
0112: linsolv.f LAPACK linear solution and LU decomposition for
use with the template file newton.mf (May 12, 1994; 66
kilobytes)
0123: Format.ps Documentation in PostScript form (May 12, 1994;
329 kilobytes)
0205-412: Beam Statics Package (May 10, 1994)
Author: Levent Kitis
The package BeamStatics.m is intended as a sample program for
engineering students enrolled in a strength of materials course.
The package accepts as input: 1) concentrated loads; 2) constant
or linearly distributed loads; 3) boundary conditions; 4) flexural
rigidity; 5) length of the beam; and 6) rigid in-span support
locations. The output produced includes a picture of the beam and
the loads acting on it, as well as diagrams showing the
deflection, slope, bending moment, and shear force.
0011: Usage.txt User's guide with examples (May 6, 1994; 7
kilobytes)
0022: BeamStatics.m Mathematica package (May 6, 1994; 11
kilobytes)
0206-053: Customizing the X Front End (May 5, 1994)
Author: John Fultz
One of the great advantages of the X Window System is the ability
to customize applications. By modifying a resource file (a file
that contains settings pertinent to an application or utility),
you can change hundreds of details about the way any X program
runs, from color to fonts to button sizes to default directories.
Unfortunately, this feature can also be one of the most confusing.
X has thousands of modifications that can be made to its
resources, and each application program can add hundreds or
thousands more. This notebook discusses some of the modifications
that can be made to the X front end for Mathematica.
0011: CustomXFE.ma Mathematica notebook (May 1994; 20 kilobytes)
0206-345: sci2mma -- A Filter to Convert Data in Scientific Notation Format
to Mathematica Input Format (May 10, 1994)
Author: Tyler Perkins
sci2mma acts as a filter or file conversion utility to convert
occurances of strings of the form "1.234e-5" to "1.234*10^-5 .
Thus a text file produced by a program written in C, Fortran,
etc., may be used as input to Mathematica using its Get function.
0011: sci2mma Unix shell script (January 20, 1994; 2 kilobytes)
0022: mktemp Temporary-file utility used by sci2mma (May 6, 1994;
3 kilobytes)
0206-435: calcE Demo for Mathematica V2.1 and Higher (March 1994)
Author: Richard Mercer
calcE is a collection of Mathematica packages which increase the
power and ease of use of Mathematica for everyday tasks such as
two-dimensional graphics, displaying tables of data, and solving
equations. calcE was developed for use in a teaching laboratory.
It allows novices to learn Mathematica quickly and gently with its
natural and forgiving syntax, and allows experts to work more
efficiently, often requiring 3 to 10 times fewer characters for
the creation of complex graphics. Anyone who uses Mathematica as a
general tool should find this product useful.
Note: Because these examples are primarily saved graphics,
separate notebooks are provided for versions 2.1 and higher of
Mathematica and for version 2.0. These demo notebooks are for
Mathematica version 2.1 and higher. The version 2.0 notebooks can
be found under item number 0204-691.
0011: readmE.txt Author's notes, plain text format (February
1994; 2 kilobytes)
0022: readmE.ma Author's notes, notebook format (February 1994; 7
kilobytes)
0033: EDemoI.ma calcE demo notebook for Mathematica V2.1 and
higher (February 1994; 254 kilobytes)
0044: EDemoII.ma calcE demo notebook for Mathematica V2.1 and
higher (February 1994; 412 kilobytes)
0206-547: Runge-Kutta-Nystrom Integrator (May 10, 1994)
Author: Beatrice Paternoster
This package integrates system of non-stiff second-order ordinary
differential equations of type y"=f(t,y) with fixed stepsize by a
Runge-Kutta Nystrom method of order six (J.R.Dormand, P.J.Prince;
Runge-Kutta-Nystrom triples, Comp. and Math. with Appl., 14(1988),
1007-1017).
0011: RKNystrom.m Mathematica package (May 10, 1994; 3 kilobytes)
0022: RKNystrom.doc Documentation for RKNystrom.m (May 10, 1994;
4 kilobytes)
0206-558: Manipulating Polynomials with Multiple Variables (May 5, 1994)
Author: George Hutchinson
The package PolyMV.m provides 26 defined operations useful for
interactive manipulation of large polynomials with multiple
variables into equivalent forms. These include:
* Controlled separations of polynomials into subpolynomial lists
to facilitate computations and examination
* Fine control of factoring and expansion operations
* Polynomial predicates to assist in finding terms and defining
operations
* Auxiliary operations for display, easy access to polynomial
parts, and factored computation of symbolic matrix determinants
A talk given at the Mathematica Developer Conference (Champaign,
IL), April, 1994, with some later additions. A related article
"Manipulating Polynomials with Multiple Variables" has been
submitted to The Mathematica Journal.
0011: PolyMV.m Mathematica package (May 6, 1994; 36 kilobytes)
0022: ConfTalk.txt Plain-text copy of Conference talk (May 6,
1994; 18 kilobytes)
0033: ILLUS.ma Mathematica notebook illustrating PolyMV.m (April
20, 1994; 13 kilobytes)
0206-569: Numerical Linear Algebra (Direct Methods) (May 11, 1994)
Author: Jesus Rojo
The packages Numerico.m and Numerial.m provide routines for direct
methods of solving linear systems. These routines include vector
norms, LU decomposition, and Choleski decomposition.
0011: Numerico.m Mathematica package (April 27, 1994; 2
kilobytes)
0022: Numerial.m Mathematica package (April 27, 1994; 61
kilobytes)
0033: NumDocum.txt Plain-text documentation for Numerico.m and
Numerial.m (April 27, 1994; 10 kilobytes)
0044: NumSampl.ma Sample Mathematica notebook (April 27, 1994; 10
kilobytes)
0206-570: Order and Disorder (May 1, 1994)
Author: D.C.M. Burbulla
Part of this notebook arose from our book (by D.C.M. Burbulla and
C.T.J. Dodson) "Self-Tutor For Computer Calculus Using Mathematica
2" available in English (Prentice-Hall Canada) and Japanese
(Prentice-Hall Japan). It illustrates on the one hand how Fourier
transforms can reveal order in apparent disorder, sometimes, but
other times we need to consider nested functions to detect order.
Another example illustrates functional iteration and the study of
fixed points, showing how chaotic behaviour can sometimes ensue.
Both illustrations have ample graphics; they appeared in
Mathematica in Education Vol. 2, No. 4, (1993) pp. 11-14,
MathSource item 0205-883.
0011: OrderDisorder.ma Mathematica notebook (April 1994; 88
kilobytes)
0206-581: Self Tutor for Calculus I (May 1, 1994)
Author: D.C.M. Burbulla
This notebook supports our book (by D.C.M. Burbulla and C.T.J.
Dodson) "Self-Tutor For Computer Calculus Using Mathematica 2"
available in English (Prentice-Hall Canada) and Japanese
(Prentice-Hall Japan). It is primarily a self-instructional
companion to a computer-assisted first university calculus course
but can serve also as a quick introduction to Mathematica while
reviewing calculus. Our intention is that the student will use any
designated course text as primary reference and this Self-Tutor in
two ways:
1. As an initial prop to gain confidence quickly in using the
computer as a study aid for new concepts in mathematics by
exploiting graphics effectively
2. Later as a source of ideas for exploring the theory and
examples in their calculus courses and in all subsequent studies
that use mathematics.
0011: SelfTutor1.ma Mathematica notebook (April 1994; 983
kilobytes)
0206-604: MovieDigitizer: A MathLink Program for Automatic Digitizing of
QuickTime Movies (April 27, 1994)
Author: Chikara Miyaji
MovieDigitizer is a MathLink program that runs on the Macintosh.
It reads QuickTime movie files, and communicates the graphical
information to Mathematica. From within Mathematica, mouse click
positions on the movie are accessible as well as the RGB values of
selected movie areas. Movie frame control is also available from
Mathematica. These functions are used in a program for movie image
processing, automatic digitizing, and tracing. Reprinted from the
1994 Mathematica Developers Conference, Champaign, Illinois.
0011: Documentation.ma Documentation notebook for program (April
1994; 249 kilobytes)
0022: Presentation.ma Presentation notebook from Developer
Conference presentation (April 1994; 229 kilobytes)
0033: MLDlg.c C source-code file (April 1994; 5 kilobytes)
0044: MovieDigitizer.c C source-code file (April 1994; 8
kilobytes)
0055: MovieDigitizer.h C header file (April 1994; 1 kilobyte)
0066: MovieDigitizer.tm Mathlink template file (April 1994; 3
kilobytes)
0077: MovieDigitizer.tm.c C source-code file (April 1994; 12
kilobytes)
0088: Local_mprep.hqx Binhexed Macintosh-specific file (April
1994; 64 kilobytes)
0099: MovieDigitizer.hqx Binhexed MovieDigitizer program for
Macintosh (April 1994; 143 kilobytes)
0101: MovieDigitizer.prj.hqx Binhexed project file for Macintosh
(April 1994; 460 kilobytes)
0112: MovieDigitizer.prj.rsrc.hqx Binhexed resource file for
Macintosh (April 1994; 11 kilobytes)
0206-637: Stochastic Fibre Networks (April 27, 1994)
Author: C.T.J. Dodson
This notebook arose from research on the statistical geometry of
stochastic fibre networks. Quite a lot of theory exists for the
purely random case, based on a Poisson process, but little has
been done for the non-random case when the fibres aggregate. Here
we use CRAY-generated aggregation data and animate a sequence of
networks passing through random dispersed and aggregated phases.
The work on aggregation has applications in many industrial
processes, for a discussion of the modelling of paper see the book
by M. Deng and C.T.J. Dodson, "Paper: An Engineered Stochastic
Structure" Tappi Press, Atlanta 1994. Reprinted from 1994
Mathematica Developers Conference, Champaign, Illinois.
0011: StochsticFibres.ma Mathematica notebook (April 1994; 4765
kilobytes)
0022: Localarealdensity.c External C program (April 1994; 7
kilobytes)
0033: Localarealdensity.tm Template file for Localarealdensity.c
(April 1994; 1 kilobyte)
0044: datafile Text file containing the name of data files (April
1994; 1 kilobyte)
0055: FlocculatedStructure.dat Data file of the coordinates of
fibre centers for the flloculated fibre network (April
1994; 93 kilobytes)
0066: RandomStructure.dat Data file of the coordinates of fibre
centers for the random fibre network (April 1994; 93
kilobytes)
0077: DispersedStructure.dat Data file of the coordinates of
fibre centers for the dispersed fibre network (April 1994;
93 kilobytes)
0206-648: Movies of Molecular Model Vibrations (May 10, 1994)
Author: W. Martin McClain
Normal modes of molecular vibration lie at the heart of
understanding the absorption of infrared light by molecules. These
notebooks were developed to accompany an undergraduate laboratory
experiment. Students spend one week using the infrared
spectrometer, and two weeks understanding the theory, as presented
in the notebooks. The molecular model is a spring-and-ball model,
and it uses only Hooke's Law for the springs and Newton's Third
Law for the balls. The problem is transformed to an eigenproblem,
solved, and the solution is transformed back to the
spring-and-ball space. It is then easy to produce a movie of the
molecular motion, starting from any desired initial conditions.
We show pseudorotation of a ring molecule, a motion that cannot be
foreseen intuitively. 1994 Mathematica Developer Conference,
Champaign, Illinois.
0011: 1-TriangleNormalModes.ma Mathematica notebook (April 29,
1994; 225 kilobytes)
0022: 2-TriangleMovies.ma Mathematica notebook (April 29, 1994;
61 kilobytes)
0206-659: Hershey Text in Mathematica Graphics (April 20, 1994)
Authors: Roland Jakschewitz
Using the well-known public domain Hershey font descriptions, it
is easy to produce machine-independent, scalable graphics text at
user-specifiable angles---on screen as well as in print. This 2D
text can then be projected onto various Mathematica Graphics3D
surfaces. One advantage of using Mathematica is that about 20
lines of Mathematica code have the same functionality as about 20
pages of C code provided with the font descriptions. Reprinted
from the Mathematica Developer Conference, Champaign, Illinois,
April 1994.
0011: Presentation.ma Developer Conference presentation
Mathematica notebook (April 1994; 481 kilobytes)
0022: hglyph.m Font glyph file in Mathematica format (April 1994;
440 kilobytes)
0033: hfonts0.m Font index file in Mathematica format (April
1994; 3 kilobytes)
0044: hfonts1.m Font index file in Mathematica format (April
1994; 3 kilobytes)
0206-671: Tutorial: Notebooks for Integrated Applications (April 1994)
Author: John M. Novak
This notebook discusses the Wolfram Research design guildelines
for packages and notebooks. Topics include: criteria of good
package design, tips for avoiding common mistakes and problems in
package design, and converting notebooks to different platforms.
Reprinted from the Mathematica Developer Conference, Champaign,
Illinois, April 1994.
0011: NotebooksTutorial.ma Mathematica notebook (April 1994; 34
kilobytes)
0206-682: Tutorial: Mathematica's Programming Language (April 1994)
Author: Roman E. Maeder
Mathematica includes a rich and powerful programming language. It
combines the procedural, functional, and rule-based programming
styles in a single coherent system. The language is well suited
to handle the major programming paradigms, including procedural
and functional programming, modularization, abstract data types,
term rewriting, logic programming, and object-oriented
programming. This documents discusses the typical uses of these
paradigms and implementation issues for those that are not already
part of the language. Reprinted from the Mathematica Developer
Conference, Champaign, Illinois, April 1994.
0011: ProgrammingTutorial.ma Mathematica notebook (April 1994; 48
kilobytes)
0206-693: Tutorial: Calling External Programs from Mathematica via MathLink
(April 1994)
Author: Todd Gayley
MathLink is a library of functions that implement a protocol for
sending and receiving Mathematica expressions. Its uses fall into
two general categories. The easiest and most common application is
to allow external functions written in other languages to be
called from within the Mathematica environment. If you have an
algorithm that needs to be implemented in a compiled language for
efficiency reasons, or if you have code that you don't want to
rewrite in Mathematica, it is a relatively simple matter to
incorporate the routines into Mathematica. This use of MathLink is
the subject of this tutorial. Reprinted from the Mathematica
Developer Conference, Champaign, Illinois, April 1994.
0011: MathLinkTutorial.ma Mathematica notebook (April 1994; 58
kilobytes)
0206-705: HYP - A Package for Handling Hypergeometric Series (May 16, 1994)
Author: Christian Krattenthaler
The package HYP allows the handling of binomial and hypergeometric
series. It provides tools for manipulating factorial expressions,
transforming binomial sums into hypergeometric notation, summing
hypergeometric series, transforming hypergeometric series,
applying contiguous relations, doing formal limits of
hypergeometric expressions, transforming hypergeometric
Mathematica expressions into TeX-code, and applying Gosper's and
Zeilberger's algorithms.
0011: README.txt Installation instructions for HYP and HYPQ (May
1994; 1 kilobyte)
0022: hypm.ps PostScript documentation for HYP (May 1994; 781
kilobytes)
0033: hyp.m Mathematica package defines basic objects and
predefines all other objects (May 1994; 147 kilobytes)
0044: contig.m Contiguous relations (May 1994; 76 kilobytes)
0055: summatio.m Hypergeometric summation formulas as replacement
rules (May 1994; 20 kilobytes)
0066: summatio.mgl Hypergeometric summation formulas as equations
(May 1994; 12 kilobytes)
0077: transfor.m Hypergeometric transformation formulas as
replacement rules (May 1994; 66 kilobytes)
0088: transfor.mgl Hypergeometric transformation formulas as
equations (May 1994; 64 kilobytes)
0099: transfor.mli Lists of possible outcomes under
hypergeometric transformation formulas (May 1994; 26
kilobytes)
0101: output Mathematica package to modify output form (May 1994;
3 kilobytes)
0112: hyp-hypq.ps PostScript tutorial for HYP and HYPQ packages
(May 1994; 124 kilobytes)
0206-716: HYPQ - A Package for Handling Basic Hypergeometric Series (May 16,
1994)
Author: Christian Krattenthaler
The package HYPQ allows the handling of q-binomial and basic
hypergeometric series. It provides tools for manipulating
q-factorial expressions, transforming q-binomial sums into basic
hypergeometric notation, summing basic hypergeometric series,
transforming basic hypergeometric series, applying contiguous
relations, doing formal limits of basic hypergeometric
expressions, and transforming basic hypergeometric Mathematica
expressions into TeX-code.
0011: README.txt Installation instructions for HYP and HYPQ
packages (May 1994; 1 kilobyte)
0022: hypq.ps PostScript documentation for HYPQ package (May
1994; 963 kilobytes)
0033: hyp.q Mathematica package defines basic objects and
predefines all other objects (May 1994; 178 kilobytes)
0044: contig.q Mathematica package for contiguous relations (May
1994; 92 kilobytes)
0055: summatio.q Basic hypergeometric summation formulas as
replacement rules (May 1994; 43 kilobytes)
0066: summatio.qgl Basic hypergeometric summation formulas as
equations (May 1994; 18 kilobytes)
0077: transfor.q Basic hypergeometric transformation formulas as
replacement rules (May 1994; 108 kilobytes)
0088: transfor.qgl Basic hypergeometric transformation formulas
as equations (May 1994; 101 kilobytes)
0099: transfor.qli Possible outcomes under basic hypergeometric
transformation formulas (May 1994; 32 kilobytes)
0101: output Mathematica package to modify output form (May 1994;
3 kilobytes)
0112: hyp-hypq.ps PostScript tutorial for HYP and HYPQ packages
(May 1994; 124 kilobytes)
0206-727: Mohr's Circle and Principal Stresses in Two-dimensional Stress
Analysis (May 17, 1994)
Author: Levent Kitis
PrincipalStress plots Mohr's circle of stress for a given state of
biaxial stress, shows the principal stress element orientation
with respect to the given stress element, and prints out the
numerical values of principal stresses, angles defining the
principal directions, and maximum shear stresses. All output is
graphical.
0011: PrincipalStress.m Mathematica package (May 16, 1994; 8
kilobytes)
0022: Documentation.txt Usage notes for PrincipalStress.m (May
16, 1994; 2 kilobytes)
0206-738: Approximate Inversion of Laplace Transform (May 17, 1994)
Authors: Alexander Cheng
Laplace transform is often applied to linear partial differential
equations to eliminate the time dimension. The analytical
solutions thus obtained need to be inverted to the time domain.
This package provides the Mathematica utility for approximate
inversion of Laplace transform.
0011: NLapInv.m Mathematica package (May 1994; 11 kilobytes)
0022: NLapInvDemo.m Demonstration file (May 1994; 4 kilobytes)
0033: README.txt Authors notes (May 1994; 1 kilobyte)
0206-749: The Mathematica Journal Vol. 3, No. 4 -- Electronic Supplement
(May 17, 1994)
Authors: Troels Petersen and Editor
This is the electronic supplement for The Mathematica Journal,
Vol. 3, No. 4. These electronic supplements are available from
MathSource on a two-issue delay. That is, when Vol. 1, No. 3 is
published, Vol. 1, No. 1 is placed on MathSource. For more
information regarding the contents of this supplement, see the
Contents files.
0011: Contents.ma Table of Contents -- Mathematica notebook
(September, 1993; 12 kilobytes)
0022: Contents.txt Table of Contents -- plain-text (September,
1993; 5 kilobytes)
0033: TMJ-3.4.tar.Z Compressed Unix tar archive (September, 1993;
231 kilobytes)
0044: TMJ-3.4.sit.hqx Macintosh binhexed Stuffit archive
(September, 1993; 564 kilobytes)
0055: TMJ-3.4.zip PK-Zip archive (September, 1993; 330 kilobytes)
0206-750: calcE Documentation Notebooks (May 17, 1994)
Author: Richard Mercer
calcE is a collection of Mathematica packages which increase the
power and ease of use of Mathematica for everyday tasks such as
two-dimensional graphics, displaying tables of data, and solving
equations. calcE was developed for use in a teaching laboratory.
It allows novices to learn Mathematica quickly and gently with its
natural and forgiving syntax, and allows experts to work more
efficiently, often requiring 3 to 10 times fewer characters for
the creation of complex graphics.
These notebooks comprise the documentation for the calcE
materials. Demo versions of the materials are available under
items 0204-691 and 0206-435.
0011: CalcEDoc.ma Contains general information about calcE and
documentaion for the user features of InitE (May 1994; 38
kilobytes)
0022: MathEDoc.ma Contains documentation and examples for the
package MathE.m (May 1994; 73 kilobytes)
0033: PlotEDocI.ma Contains documentation and examples for the
package PlotE.m (May 1994; 449 kilobytes)
0044: PlotEDocII.ma Contains documentatio and examples for
geometric objects in the package PlotE.m (May 1994; 570
kilobytes)
0055: TeachEDoc.ma Contains documentation and examples for the
packages TeachE.m and Plot3DE.m (May 1994; 1181 kilobytes)
0206-761: Tutorial: Package Design (April 1994)
Author: Todd Gayley
Good design is the most important criterion for creating packages
for distribution. It is easy to become immersed in the specifics
of implementing the functions; however, it is the design that
manifests itself to the user, not the implementation details. Even
the cleverest, fastest code can be made useless if it is clumsily
packaged. The time and thought invested in design considerations
will be well rewarded in increased usability, easier maintenance,
and a shortened development cycle. Reprinted from the Mathematica
Developer Conference, Champaign, Illinois, April 1994.
0011: PackageDesignTutorial.ma Mathematica notebook (April 1994;
33 kilobytes)
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