What is sygnm?
sygnm is a general purpose computer algebra system, currently in pre-alpha state of development. It differs in several aspects from other current computer algebra systems. sygnm is free software, licensed under the GNU AGPL.
sygnm aims to:
- build on existing open source technologies while keeping the whole system consistent
- be highly modular and extensible
- be portable
- support parallellization
- focus solely on mathematics, not being a general purpose programming environment
- respect user rights and privacy
- be a good base for future development
How is sygnm different?
- No new programming language to learn: sygnm can operate in a simplified interactive ("calculator") mode, or can be used as a library from existing languages (currently C++ and Python)
- Implements a dynamic type system for runtime function overload resolution on top of C++, based on typeclasses and parametric polymorphism
- Highly modular, divided to three main parts: core, packages and user interfaces
- Unique I/O architecture supporting multiple expression parsers, renderers and I/O interfaces with different syntaxes, which can be combined freely
- Fully localizable, Unicode can be used everywhere in the sygnm system (even in function names and other identifiers)