Ralf Stephan on Fri, 11 Apr 2003 12:17:58 +0200

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Re: Using PARI as a library

> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 08:53:45AM +0100, Alberto Simões/EPL wrote:
> > Hello
> > 
> > We are developing a tool for Gnome which aims to be (well, to dream is
> > free) a Mathematica clone. Of course we know how to program Gtk/Gnome,
> > write parsers, evaluate formulae... but we dont have any knowledge of
> > algebric/symbolic computation.
> PARI is not able to perform symbolic computation with arbitrary
> expressions. For example an expression like sin(x+1) will be evaluated
> as a power serie. This may not be what you want.

Let me just add that lisp code for macsyma is free and seems to be
a good start. This doesn't mean you should avoid to give to the user
the option of Pari mode 8)

Either way, it *should* have readline.