[Rd] Computer algebra in R - would that be an idea??
Simon.Blomberg at anu.edu.au
Wed Jul 13 01:52:17 CEST 2005
I would use such a symbolic math package for R. I have dreamt of an
open-source solution with functionality similar to mathStatica.
http://www.mathstatica.com/ Is yacas the best system to consider? What
about Maxima http://maxima.sourceforge.net/, which is also GPL, or maybe
Axiom http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/axiom, which has a modified BSD
At 01:25 AM 13/07/2005, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>On 7/12/2005 10:57 AM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > On 7/12/05, Søren Højsgaard <Soren.Hojsgaard at agrsci.dk> wrote:
> >> >From time to time people request symbolic computations beyond what
> D() and deriv() etc can provide. A brief look at the internet shows that
> there are many more or less developed computer algebra packages freely
> available. Therefore, I wondered if it would be an idea to try to
> 'integrate' one of these packages in R, which I guess can be done in more
> or less elegant ways... I do not know any of the computer algebra people
> around the World, but perhaps some other people from the R-community do
> and would be able to/interested in establishing such a connection...
> > Coincidentally I asked the yacas developer about this just yesterday:
>It sounds like developing an R package to act as a wrapper would be the
>best approach. I didn't see documentation for their API (the exports of
>their DLL), but I didn't spend long looking.
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