robert.dodier at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 23:11:37 CDT 2008
On 3/15/08, Alexey Beshenov <al at beshenov.ru> wrote:
> /share/contrib/vector3d code is pretty clear, but it isn't documented in
> texinfo (as far as I see). It seems that there are no other working
> implementations of vector calculus stuff in Maxima. /share/vector/ contains
> something old and weird.
> I'll do a texinfo file for vector3d, okay?
Before you get started on that, I'll recommend that you review the
existing vector packages, of which I think there are three,
vect, vector, and vector3d. They seem to implement overlapping
but somewhat different collections of identities and what-not.
Ideally we would determine what are the identities known to each
package, and merge all the ones deemed useful into a single
package, and get rid of the others. If you want to go into that,
please go right ahead.
But if all you want to do is write some documentation for vector3d,
that's OK too. There is a plain-text file vector.usg which has some notes.
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