Francy - an interactive discrete mathematics framework for GAP
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Data visualization and interaction with large data sets is known to be essential and critical in many businesses today, and the same applies to research and teaching, in this case, when exploring large and complex mathematical objects. GAP is a computer algebra system for computational discrete algebra with an emphasis on computational group theory. The existing XGAP package for GAP works exclusively on the X Window System. It lacks abstraction between its mathematical and graphical cores, making it difficult to extend, maintain, or port. In this paper, we present Francy, a graphical semantics package for GAP. Francy is responsible for creating a representational structure that can be rendered using many GUI frameworks independent from any particular programming language or operating system. Building on this, we use state of the art web technologies that take advantage of an improved REPL environment, which is currently under development for GAP. The integration of this project with Jupyter provides a rich graphical environment full of features enhancing the usability and accessibility of GAP.
Martins , M M & Pfeiffer , M J 2018 , Francy - an interactive discrete mathematics framework for GAP . in J H Davenport , M Kauers , G Labahn & J Urban (eds) , Mathematical Software – ICMS 2018 : 6th International Conference, South Bend, IN, USA, July 24-27, 2018, Proceedings . Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues) , vol. 10931 , Springer , Cham , pp. 352-358 , International Congress on Mathematical Software - ICMS 2018 , South Bend , Indiana , United States , 24/07/18 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96418-8_42conference
Mathematical Software – ICMS 2018
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DescriptionFunding: European Union project Open Digital Research Environment Toolkit for the Advancement of Mathematics (EC Horizon 2020 project 676541, 01/09/2015-31/08/2019).
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