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jacal-1c2 release

From: Aubrey Jaffer
Subject: jacal-1c2 release
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 18:46:37 -0400 (EDT)

This message announces the availability of JACAL release jacal-1c2.

JACAL is an interactive symbolic mathematics program.  JACAL can
manipulate and simplify equations, scalars, vectors, and matrices of
single and multiple valued algebraic expressions containing numbers,
variables, radicals, and algebraic differential, and holonomic

JACAL is written in Scheme and works with Scheme implementations which
support the SLIB Scheme Library.  The SCM Scheme implementation
(written in C) is available with JACAL.  SCM runs on Amiga, Atari-ST,
MacOS, MS-DOS, OS/2, NOS/VE, Unicos, VMS, Windows, Unix and similar

JACAL is free software and part of the GNU project.  It is released
under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Documentation and distributions in several formats are linked from
JACAL's home page:


Links to distributions of JACAL and related softwares are at the end
of this message.

jacal-1c2 news:

  * Supports GNU configure.
  * Makefile: Reorganized per <>.
  * English.scm (tps:2d): Put space between brackets and matrix
    contents in order to differentiate between bunch and matrix.
  * jacal.texi: Added documentation for missing commands.
  * (Guile 1.8.6 and 1.8.7): Supported.

  From Vytautas Jancauskas:
  * Interpolation commands: interp.lagrange, interp.newton,
    interp.neville, interp (Hermite).

  From Sarah V. Jaffer:
  * All built-in commands now check for correct number of arguments.

Details at


JACAL is available from:
Also available as RPM:

SLIB is a portable scheme library which JACAL requires:
Also available as RPM:
Also available as MS-Windows installer:

SCM is a small Scheme implementation under which JACAL will run.
SCM source is available from:
Also available as binary RPMs:
Also available as MS-Windows installer:

Programs for printing and viewing TexInfo documentation (which JACAL
has) come with GNU Emacs or can be obtained via ftp from:

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