Easy composition of symbolic computation software: a new lingua franca for symbolic computation

S. Linton, K. Hammond, A. Konovalov, A.D. Al Zain, R. Trinder, D.A. Roozemond, P. Horn

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Abstract

We present the results of the first four years of the European research project SCIEnce (www.symbolic-computation.org), which aims to provide key infrastructure for symbolic computation research. A primary outcome of the project is that we have developed a new way of combining computer algebra systems using the Symbolic Computation Software Composability Protocol (SCSCP), in which both protocol messages and data are encoded in the OpenMath format. We describe SCSCP middleware and APIs, outline some implementations for various Computer Algebra Systems (CAS), and show how SCSCP-compliant components may be combined to solve scientific problems that can not be solved within a single CAS, or may be organised into a system for distributed parallel computations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2010, Munich, Germany, July 25-28, 2010)
Place of PublicationNew York NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages339-346
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0150-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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