[Maxima] lisp and Maxima
willisb at unk.edu
Mon Nov 9 15:19:07 CST 2009
If you need to work with arrays, IEEE32 floats, IEEE32 complex floats,
hash tables, or do a great deal of complex number big float
arithmetic, use CL, not Maxima. Also, if you need to define a data
structure, such as a something similar to a Pascal record, use
CL. Finally, if you want to write OO code, use CL.
If the code will mostly do calculus-like things (expand, factor,
solve, integrate, substitute, ...), use Maxima. It's likely that your
code will be no longer, and will be easier to write and debug. Also,
have fewer problems with confusion over expressions in CRE form or
general form. Finally, more users will understand your code and be
able to improve it. Don't assume that compiled CL code will run 10
times faster than compiled Maxima code. It's unlikely that it will.
Also, it's possible to write simplifying functions in Maxima.
maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu wrote on 11/09/2009 02:48:41 PM:
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> [Maxima] lisp and Maxima
> Adam Majewski
> 11/09/2009 02:49 PM
> Sent by:
> maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu
> There are some possibilities of using Lisp/Maxima :
> - Lisp function or whole Lisp unit
> - mixed Maxima and Lisp code
> - only Maxima code.
> Is it possible to give some hints what should one choose ?
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