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Re: Question to the world: Do you want an computer algebra program with a true GUI?

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  • Subject: [mg55076] Re: Question to the world: Do you want an computer algebra program with a true GUI?
  • From: Jon Harrop <usenet at jdh30.plus.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 04:21:02 -0500 (EST)
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jamesahart79 at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello.  For some time now, I have been working on a free, open-source
> project which allows the users to enter equations and then edit them
> directly on the screen using drag-and-drop, dialog boxes, and
> context-sensitive drop-down menus.

I've just had a look at your screenshots and I think that is a fantastic
project! What a wonderful idea. :-)

I've often found that manipulating complicated expression is not tractable
because the manipulations take too long. I inevitably end up extracting
subexpressions by hand, manipulating them and resubstituting them, e.g.
guided simplification.

A tool like this could be very useful. The main problem will probably be in
remembering the sequence of manipulations which are required to achieve the
desired result. If you alter some initial parameters in a symbolic
calculation then the intermediate results could be completely different, of
course, in which case you'll need fuzzy subexpression matching to make any
headway.

-- 
Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy
http://www.ffconsultancy.com


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