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gauss is very young right now. It can't do now many things, but I hope
it will be enhaced to resolve lots of mathematical problems. As a first
approach we could say about gauss that it *will* be able to handle any
type of equation, solve it, and why not, plot it.
Right now there's not graphical
interface, so if you don't like console, you won't like today. But be
pacient, gauss will be improved and will show a better face in a
short-middle period of time. It will use Qt (and will be able to run
under KDE for example).
So if you want me to sum up, gauss at a
first overview is *now* able to solve any type of numerical expression
(without literals), and give user both 'symbolic' and 'numeric' results.
some goals that gauss must be able to handle:
Points 3 and 4 can be changed. It depends on how many
people will start to use gauss when point 2 got reached and maybe it is
more important building a Graphical interface than writing a
- Mathematical expression solver [done - must be improved]:
Well, it won't understand '^' symbol, but if we get rid of this by
using '3*3*3' instead of '3^3' gauss will be happy. I know that I've to
- Solution finder [not
reached]: This is pretty important for the project. When
this point will be reached, gauss will have some applications and it
could be used for educational purposes.
- Function plotter [not
reached]: This could be useful. Right now I don't think I
need gnuplot help. I'd like to build a plotter from scratch, using Qt
- Graphical interface [not reached]:
This is better for user eyes. I'd like gauss to be a graphical
interface, and I'd develop it under Qt. I'd choose Qt 4, of course.
gauss is not a math programming language. Is not an
octave-like program. I'd say that it will be a maxima-like program, but
Fernández López (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Last Update: 14-03-2006
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