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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Axiom tutorial by Bill

From: Bertfried Fauser
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Axiom tutorial by Bill
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 13:01:00 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, root wrote:

Dear Tim!

> I'm not sure how far TeXmacs is willing to change to support Axiom.
> Clearly most of the technology we develop over time will not be specific
> to Axiom (e.g. running embedded code in a pamphlet could be Maple code).
> If the machinery is done correctly then the current Axiom would just be
> a plugable "engine". A lot of the ideas would be useful in TeXmacs.
> Sorry, I'm off building castles in the air again. I'll stop.

This is not an castle in the air! I have a whole chapter in my
Habilitationsschrift (second book needed for post lecturing qualification
in Germany) and an original article which will possibly be printed the J.
of Symbolic Computation which where processed through maple. Maple ha s
filter function which allows to produce (poorly!) TeX files where maple
statements are included in a \begin{mapleinput} ... \end{mapleinput}
environment pair. Maple puts its LaTeX output into an analogous
environment. After some sed x goes to y stuff, the whole chapter/article
is simply LaTeXed (including bitex etc) to produce teh *final* printout
(no further modification hence no handmade errors are included then.

I would be *extraordinarily* intersted in a sort of pamphlet mechanism
which is flexible enough to do this type of text/algebra processing with
maple and AXIOM.

TeXmacs is not giving you the full control over the TeX code, which I
dislike personally and which I even hate beeing an editor! We had lots of
problems with Scientifiy Workplace produced TeX and I had personally
problem with TeXmacs produced TeX code, which is rather complicated.
However, If TeXmacs would support several _engines_ this would be a big
argument for me to use it (after it fiannly works on my computer properly,
see my mail on TeXmacs on SuSE 8.0)

Hence I admire (and inhabit already its stables) castles in the air!

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