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Re: fmins; Symbolic functions

From: O. Scott Sands
Subject: Re: fmins; Symbolic functions
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 09:09:44 -0400

John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 21-May-1997, James Ryan <address@hidden> wrote:
> |       Also, is there plans to get symbolic functions into octave.  I
> |       tend to use invlaplace(f) (ie. where f = '1/(s+2)') and get a
> |       symbolic answer of e^(-2t).
> |
> |       I think matlab uses maple for this kind of stuff.  So I wouldn't
> |       be surprised if there is not intention of including this in
> |       octave.
> I have no current plans to write an interface to a symbolic
> mathematics program myself, but if someone else wants to work on a
> project like this, I would encourage them to contact me.
> For something like this to be used with Octave, I think we would first
> need a freely available system for symbolic math.  I don't know what
> (if anything) is available.
> jwe

What about emacs Calc?


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