Needed, symbolic math in Python
fperez528 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 12 16:51:47 CEST 2004
Paul Rubin wrote:
> I wonder if anyone can recommend any simple symbolic algebra modules
> in Python. I just need to do some straightforward polynomial
> arithmetic, no fancy calculus or special functions anything like that.
> But I do need arbitrary precision rational coefficients in the
> polynomials. Thanks.
If _all_ you need are simple arithmetic operations on polynomials, then just go
for a package with rational numbers (GMP has python wrappers). A polynomial is
just a vector of coefficients, and Numeric accepts vectors of any object type
(so you get convenient syntax).
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