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Newsgroups: | comp.compilers |

From: | zhou@brazil.psych.purdue.edu (Albert Zhou) |

Keywords: | design, question, Basic |

Organization: | Purdue University |

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

MATRIX BASIC.

(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.

M

[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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