[Maxima] Fw: Ask explain text for the source core
toy.raymond at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 22:24:26 CDT 2012
On 7/9/12 9:26 AM, Robert Dodier wrote:
> Hi Jim, thanks for your interest in Maxima.
> I've taken the liberty of forwarding your message
> to the Maxima mailing list.
> The short answer to your question is that Maxima is
> a system for formal (that is, content-free) manipulation
> of expressions. Essentially Maxima comprises a lot of
> functions which look for patterns in expressions and
> replace the patterns with something else.
Is it really right that maxima just does pattern matching? Or are you
saying "looking for patterns" in a more general sense?
>> I am a student in mathematica major，and i want to study
>> the source core.But there are
>> quite a few explain documentary in the /maxima/src address.
>> I wander if you have more
>> information about this(explain the function of sinint
>> etc).And do you have any source
sinint looks like it's not commented. But the main indefinite
integrator is in sin.lisp, and there's a link to the paper that
describes how sin works. Having said that, I think sinint mostly
handles integration of rational functions of certain forms.
I think you'll get much better answers if you asked a bit more focused
questions about how things work instead of just asking about
sinint.lisp. Some files are just huge!
>> concerning LISP (Just to read the source code more easy).
For general Lisp, there are many web resources describing Lisp. Or you
can get yourself a book on lisp, like Practical Common Lisp by Peter
Seibel or Lisp (somewhat old) by Winston and Horn.
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