[Maxima] Again $table function, speed/functionality improved
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Wed May 13 11:41:23 CDT 2009
On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 7:09 AM, Žiga Lenarčič <ziga.lenarcic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any comments on $table implementation? Any comments on the function name?
> Anything needs changing before this gets into Maxima?
I'm not 100% sure we want to import "table", and I'm not in a hurry
to come to a decision. That said, I'd be more interested if we can
replace makelist and create_list. It would be nice to have a more
extensive list-making function, but I don't like having a multitude of
functions which do similar things.
"tabulate" is a better name, I think --- it is an imperative
like makelist or create_list (or expand, subst, etc).
> A similar function could be written for arrays - if Maxima ever gets a
> better array support (like amatrix package).
Well, I wouldn't bother trying to wedge array stuff into "table" at this point.
Maxima generally doesn't know what to do with arrays as it stands.
I think it would be better to come up with a plan to improve array
stuff across the board.
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