What is gNumerator?
First and foremost, gNumerator is a collection of reusable components
that make up a computer math program. Much of the value will lie in
these components, and their usefullness to other developers wishing
to reuse them.
To the end user, gNumerator will be a computer math system, vaguely
similar to Mathematica,
nucalc or Matlab. The primary
difference between gNumerator, is first, it is a collection of reusable
components, and second, the use of standard languages such as
MathML and JScript for user interaction. As other math programs such as
Mathematica or Matlab all use proprietary languages as their form of user
input, gNumerator will allow users to input standard MathML or JScript.
But, you say these languages have weak numeric abilities. Well, the 'fitness'
of a language for a particular task has relatively little to do with
the language itself, and more to do with the libraries availible for
that language. Yes, JScript does not ship with any good numerical libraries,
that is where GSL, the GNU Scientific Library
comes in. One of the libraries of gNumerator will be a .net binding to
GSL, this allows it to used directly from and .net language such as c#,
(the language gNumerator is written in), and JScript (the gNumerator
scripting language) to use the power of GSL directly. The use of GSL will give gNumerator
computational capabilities on par with many commercial math packages.
The gNumerator application is will be released under the GNU General Public
License, and its' library components (MathML DOM, renderer, interpreter,
etc..) will be released under
the LGPL, which makes them usable in a commercial application
Libraries:
There are 2 libraries that you can download the source to:
1: MathML Rendering Control
This is a Windows.Forms (winforms) control that displays MathML. All the
current published screenshots are only of this control.
2: MathML DOM
This is a faithfull and almost complete implementation in c# of the w3c
recomended
Document Object Model for MathML This is a core, key component on
which most other gNumerator libraries are built.
gNumerator is in the early development stage, Please send any feature
requests, or comments to:
endresomogyi@comcast.net
