[Maxima] nintegrate function

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Thu May 24 14:43:14 CDT 2007


On 5/24/07, Daniel Lakeland <dlakelan at street-artists.org> wrote:

> perhaps: "Mathematical function", and "computational function"

Then we'll have to explain to people that sum is a mathematical function,
although integrate is not. Plus we get to tell them that if they define
something like dawson(x) := <asymptotic series here>, that's not a
mathematical function.

I'm not looking forward to that.

Whether sum, integrate, or whatever are implemented by DEFUN,
DEFMSPEC, MDEFINE, MMACRO, or whatever is a secondary,
or maybe tertiary, consideration from the user's point of view.

Robert


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