[SciPy-user] from maple to scipy/numpy

bruno bruno.chazelas@ias.u-psud...
Mon Mar 19 05:37:58 CDT 2007


Hello,

though I am rather new to python/scipy I think it is more focalized on 
numerical calculation than on symbolical calculation. A more straight 
forward replacement for Maple would be Maxima I think.

http://maxima.sourceforge.net/

Bruno


Daniel Nogradi a écrit :
> [I sent this message to c.l.p and was told to come here]
>
> I'm just getting started with numpy/scipy and first would like to get
> a view of what it can do and what it can't. The main idea is to move
> from maple to python and the first thing that poped up is the fact
> that maple is very convenient for both formal manipulations and exact
> integer calculations. For instance if a matrix has integer entries and
> the eigenvalues are integers maple can find these exactly.
>
> Can numpy/scipy do this? Or the eigenvalues will always be floating
> point numbers?
>
> A more general question, to what extent can numpy/scipy do symbolic
> (formal) manipulations? (I know this is rather vague, but for those of
> you who are familiar with maple/mathematica I guess it's clear.)
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