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Algebraic Programming Language APL
10-20-2017, 12:46 PM (This post was last modified: 10-20-2017 12:47 PM by compsystems.)
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Algebraic Programming Language APL
Hello, is possible to categorize all the CAS programming languages into a single name?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:C...ra_systems

and what name would it have?

Is correct to say Algebraic Programming Language or Symbolic language? What other names do you propose?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_computation

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10-20-2017, 06:38 PM
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RE: Algebraic Programming Language APL
To the first question yes, & I suggest "Casian".

I'm still considering the second problem.
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10-20-2017, 06:57 PM
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RE: Algebraic Programming Language APL
(10-20-2017 12:46 PM)compsystems Wrote:  Hello, is possible to categorize all the CAS programming languages into a single name?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:C...ra_systems

and what name would it have?

Computer algebra systems maybe? I am not sure I follow your question.

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10-20-2017, 09:48 PM (This post was last modified: 10-20-2017 09:53 PM by BobVA.)
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RE: Algebraic Programming Language APL
"APL" might be confusing as there is already a programming language by that name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APL_(progr..._language)

[Seeing "calculator" and "APL" certainly got my interest up. Maybe somebody will port it to the Prime. :-) ]
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10-21-2017, 01:13 AM
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RE: Algebraic Programming Language APL
(10-20-2017 09:48 PM)BobVA Wrote:  Maybe somebody will port it to the Prime. :-)

Should be possible. The Prime has a full Unicode character set and the PPL seems fast enough to run a usable interpreter. We just need someone crazy enough to actually do it :-0
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10-21-2017, 06:24 AM
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RE: Algebraic Programming Language APL
(10-21-2017 01:13 AM)John Keith Wrote:  
(10-20-2017 09:48 PM)BobVA Wrote:  Maybe somebody will port it to the Prime. :-)

Should be possible. The Prime has a full Unicode character set and the PPL seems fast enough to run a usable interpreter. We just need someone crazy enough to actually do it :-0

Unfortunately, the HP Prime does NOT have a "full Unicode character set" (such a font would be impossibly huge). Specifically, all of the APL characters in the "Miscellaneous Technical" block are missing (specifically code points 2336 through 237A, and 2395).

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10-21-2017, 07:05 AM
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RE: Algebraic Programming Language APL
(10-20-2017 09:48 PM)BobVA Wrote:  "APL" might be confusing as there is already a programming language by that name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APL_(progr..._language)

[Seeing "calculator" and "APL" certainly got my interest up. Maybe somebody will port it to the Prime. :-) ]

From that Wikipedia page: "The growth of end-user computing tools such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access has indirectly eroded potential APL usage. These are frequently appropriate platforms for what may have been APL applications in the 1970s and 1980s. Some APL users migrated to the J programming language, which offers some advanced features. Lastly, the decline was also due in part to the growth of MATLAB, GNU Octave, and Scilab. These scientific computing array-oriented platforms provide an interactive computing experience similar to APL, but more closely resemble conventional programming languages such as Fortran, and use standard ASCII. Other APL users continue to wait for a very low-cost, standardized, broad-hardware-usable APL implementation."
Why is this relevant? The Prime has a spreadsheet as one of its built in application. This is the kind of tool that Microsoft Excel, which is one the tools whose growth "has indirectly eroded potential APL usage", is. Not only that, PPL (i. e. the Prime) can directly operate on entire matrices stored in variables.
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