[Rd] Computer algebra in R - would that be an idea??
Simon.Blomberg at anu.edu.au
Wed Jul 13 04:42:13 CEST 2005
Another approach might be to construct a wrapper for Aldor code, along the
lines of .Fortran and .C. Aldor is the extension language for AXIOM
http://www.aldor.org/, and there is a symbolic algebra library available
for Aldor http://www-sop.inria.fr/cafe/Manuel.Bronstein/algebra, which
ships with the Aldor compiler. Of course, I am much better at thinking up
these ideas than implementing them myself. :-)
At 11:36 AM 13/07/2005, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>I don't know which free system is best. I have mainly used Yacas
>but my needs to date have been pretty minimal so I suspect
>any of them would have worked.
>Eric's COM solution, once I have it figured out, will likely get me
>to the next step on Windows. I did some googling around and
>which is a python interface to Yacas which may give some ideas
>on how to interface it to R.
>On 7/12/05, Søren Højsgaard <Soren.Hojsgaard at agrsci.dk> wrote:
> > Personally, I like Maxima better than Yacas, but in both cases the
> solution (at least a minimal one) should be doable: A small program which
> pipes R commands into a terminal running Maxima/Yacas and taking the
> output back into R. I am not much into the technical details, but isn't
> that what can be done with the COM automatation server on Windows?? (I
> don't know what the equivalent would be on unix?).
> > Best regards
> > Søren
> > ________________________________
> > Fra: Simon Blomberg [mailto:Simon.Blomberg at anu.edu.au]
> > Sendt: on 13-07-2005 01:52
> > Til: Duncan Murdoch; Gabor Grothendieck
> > Cc: Søren Højsgaard; r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Emne: Re: [Rd] Computer algebra in R - would that be an idea??
> > 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
> > license?
> > Cheers,
> > Simon.
> > 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.
> > >
> > >Duncan Murdoch
> > >
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