Re: [dev] a suckless computer algebra system

From: Joseph Xu <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:35:21 -0500

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 02:23:35PM -0600, A.J. Gardner wrote:
> I'm interested in math and CASs, but my opinions on available software
> are ill-formed and mostly ignorant. Does anyone else here have an
> interest in this topic, broadly speaking? If so, do you have any
> preferences for one package over another? Have you found any math
> software that seem to follow the worse-is-better design model?
> How is gnuplot? gmp bignum library? Maxima? Sympy? Octave? Ever used
> any of these?

You might also want to check out Pari/GP (algebra) and R (statistics). I
understand those are highly respected software packages. I've only used
octave before. Personally I think matlab and hence octave syntax is
really ugly.

> I'm too much of a n00b (and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around
> what it means for software to suck less) to actually tell if some code
> does, in fact, suck less.
> tl;dr: Anyone know of any suckless math software out there in the tubes?
> Best,
> A.J.
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