Pragmatic Mathematical Service
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
It is not a single monolithic library but separate functions to grab what you need and throw the rest into a corner where the sun rarely shines.
The short term plan is a port of the rest of the statistical tests of Octave;
the Bessel and Weber functions from the C-Lib (
are very urgent but my implementation gives wrong answers sometimes.
The long term plan is to implement the rest of the workbench cover (hopefully done at the end of 2008/start of 2009 if I live that long) and leave it there and add nothing more but bugfixes. And paid-for features of course. And functions I like to see in that packet but do not know that yet. And algorithms people want who send me an extraordinary and tasty cooking recipe. And …
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The whole package is licensed GPL but most of the individual functions are also under a license which is legally equivalent to the old X-license. See the FAQ for a list and the license.
The functions can be sorted loosely into the following groups. See the documentation or the source for the details
Several prototypes for the Array object. From
pop() (lacking in some older IEs),
others introduced by Mozilla/Firefox, some functions to walk over the entries
and do something with them to ports of some functions from John Walkers
Several functions regarding several discrete and continuous distributions. I ported most of them from Octave (octave/2.1.35/m/statistics/distributions/*) to replace my own writ with something elegant and legible.
Only one function yet: to calculate the capacitance of a cylinder capacitor, a coax cable.
The obligatory calculations with triangles of different kind on the plane and on the sphere. Some calculations for gardeners to build regular polygons. Several helpers to get volume and area of cones, spheres, toruses, and circles and parts of them, a plane Lamé curve and volume of a rotational Lamé curve.
The functions ripped out of a form to calculate a heat store (for solar energy in this case, but it is universal). The full form.
Basic interest calculation. Not very interesting.
Besides several helpers and constants it offers a function to factor an integer
(shamelessly stolen from GNU's
factor), greatest common divisor,
least common multiple, gamma–, beta–, error function, digamma,
Pochhammer (raising factorial), factorial, Bernoulli numbers, Chebychev
(integers only), factorial, double factorial, hyper factorial, Bessel, Weber,
Rieman's and Hurzitz' Zeta and much more.
Basic Matrix operations for small complex matrices (up to 10x10, depending on the power
of the machine), addition, multiplication, determinant, transform, adjoint and
inverse. These work with arrays and are implemented as prototypes of the
Array Matrix object. Some matrix decompositions including the Eigen-
and Singular-Value-decompositions for real matrices are included which allow
basic linear algebra for smaller matrices (up to about 100x100 depending on your
patience and the machines power and memory).
Several means to get means like arithmetic–, geometric–, harmonic–, power mean, mode and median.
A function that proves empirically (so no real proof in the mathematical sense) that the very next element of every arithmetical series given numerical (in a comma separated row like in many so called "Intelligence Tests") is 42.
"1,2,3,4,5,6, what is the next number? Yes, Christoph!"
"Oh no, it's obviously 7, isn't it?"
"No, it isn't, it's obviously 42! With some simple matrix operation you can easily see that the generating formula is simply 0.04861x6 - 1.02083x5 + 8.50694x4 - 35.72916x3 + 78.94x2 - 84.75x + 35. If you replace x with 7 what do you get? Hu? 42, yes!"
Mechanic (Newtonian and relativistic) and more.
Includes what you need. Not more, but also not less.
Statistical tests like student's test, Fisher exact (2x2), chi2 or ANOVA. Descriptive functions like variance, standard deviation and more. See also "Distributions".
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more stupid blacklists. Please use the email address listed in the AUTHOR file
in the download package instead. If you don't want to download the package you
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