|MATRIX BASIC -- HOW BIG IS THE MARKET? email@example.com (1991-01-04)|
|Re: MATRIX BASIC -- HOW BIG IS THE MARKET? corbett@road.Eng.Sun.COM (1991-01-05)|
|Re: MATRIX BASIC -- HOW BIG IS THE MARKET? firstname.lastname@example.org (1991-01-06)|
|Re: MATRIX BASIC -- HOW BIG IS THE MARKET? khb@Eng.Sun.COM (1991-01-07)|
|Re: MATRIX BASIC -- HOW BIG IS THE MARKET? email@example.com (1991-01-09)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Albert Zhou)|
|Keywords:||design, question, Basic|
|Date:||4 Jan 91 19:49:36 GMT|
I am intending to expand the current matrix operation interface I've designed
into a full scale language on PC. Here is what I am considering:
(1) I don't want it to become a special language like mathematica,
gauss, imsl and so on. Instead, I want it to be a clone of a popular
language on PC with full matrix operation capacity. Since it has to be
interpretive, the the ideal candidate would be BASIC. I would call it
(2) Besides matrix operations, it will contain also other frequently
used math functions like normal distribution.
(3) Programs written in MATRIX will be made a stand-along .EXE files.
between interpretive BASIC and compiled BASIC. It is not a compiled
program; instead, it is a combination of the interpreter and the
preprocessed MATRIX BASIC code.
Any comments, suggestions or objections? I would especially want to know
how big the market for MATRIX BASIC will be. Also, if anyone would suggest
another language to clone, I am listening.
[I'd expect the market to be close to zero. Matrix lovers have a wide variety
of inexpensive possibilities already ranging from MATLAB, both the old free
and newer cheap versions, low-priced versions of APL, and all sorts of C
and Fortran library packages. -John]
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