[Rd] Computer algebra in R - would that be an idea??

Simon Blomberg 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:
> > 
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=7711431&forum_id=2216
>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.
>Duncan Murdoch
>R-devel at r-project.org mailing list

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