[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[Axiom-developer] Re: A bit of statistics trivia for Maple and Mathemati
[Axiom-developer] Re: A bit of statistics trivia for Maple and Mathematica
Thu, 19 Nov 2009 06:54:10 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 19, 8:55 am, "Nasser M. Abbasi" <address@hidden> wrote:
> I did a count of the number of functions in Mathematica 7 the other day, and
> I figured I should do one like this for Maple as well. So, here are some
> stats, maybe some might find them interesting.
> Mathematica 7:
> The System (i.e kernel) contains 1,920 functions.
> It comes with additional 35 standard packages that can be loaded using
> Total number of functions in the system and the packages combined is 2,561
> Maple 12:
> System top level commands and what is called the standard libraries: 678
> It comes with additional 116 packages that can be loaded using with();
> Total number of functions in all of the above combined is 3,902
> For the complete listing showing package and what functions in it in both
> system are here
> Maple 12http://12000.org/my_notes/maple_functions/final.html
> I do not claim the above does not contain any errors. I am just a user.
> May be we can get a count for some of the other CAS systems out there?
> Yes, I know, counting number of functions can be misleading as an indication
> of the functionality provided by the system. As one function can be
> implemented to have many different options which ends up doing the work of
> 50 other smaller functions...but still, useful to get an idea about this.
> Notice, this is just for functions that come with the system out of the box.
> no third-party stuff.
Well, the question is not well-formed in Axiom terms since names are
overloaded by inheritance. So + for Integers is not the same function
as + for Polynomials. However, a count of the user-exposed functions
available from the top level can be shown by the command
with no chosen operation. The raw counts are:
5434 Unique functions
3052 Unique function names (e.g. + Integer, + Poly)
- [Axiom-developer] Re: A bit of statistics trivia for Maple and Mathematica,