Symbolic mathematics system evaluators (extended abstract)

Richard J. Fateman
1996 Proceedings of the 1996 international symposium on Symbolic and algebraic computation - ISSAC '96  
Evaluation" of expressions and programs in a computer algebra system is central to every system, but inevitably fails to provide complete satisfaction. Here we explain the conflicting requirements, describe some solutions from current systems, and propose alternatives that might be preferable sometimes. We give examples primarily from Axiom, Macsyma, Maple, Mathematica, with passing mention of a few other systems.
doi:10.1145/236869.236907 dblp:conf/issac/Fateman96 fatcat:bzwdnup5ifh6jjgzcfpsyffy5y