Would a code generator from dynamic systems be feasible and useful?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60108] Would a code generator from dynamic systems be feasible and useful?*From*: Ivan Martinez <spam at your.mum>*Date*: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 02:05:57 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello everybody, I have developed a code generator from dynamic systems represented as block diagrams: http://dslib.sourceforge.net/ Right now I'm making a study of how it would be possible to adapt such code generator to programs like Mathematica, etc., and whether it would be useful. The problem is that I have serious doubts about it with Mathematica. Let me explain you why. AFAIK, there isn't any Simulink-like application for Mathematica, rather libraries of tools for control analysis. Since there isn't any Simulink, there isn't any equivalent to its ".mdl" files to represent dynamic systems. And therefore, dynamyc systems are defined in Mathematica language without any specific form. And the difficulty is, that it seems too complex to parse a Mathematica program to make the block diagram of a dynamic system from it. It also seems that Mathematica can't perform online analysis. I mean, one usually generates code from a dynamic system to execute that code in realtime in some hardware system. But I don't think Mathematica can monitor such execution with "realtime" plotting or parameter tweaking. I haven't found any driver for any hardware input or output, either. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thank you in advance. Ivan Martinez