Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Jan Christian Rohde
This file is part of MACE.
MACE is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
MACE is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY
or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public
License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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EXECUTE / COMPILE
MACE is written in QT 4.8.1 and directly executable, if you use Windows.
You should make sure that the dll files, which you have obtained with the
program, are contained in the same folder as the exe file.
MACE is a Mathematical program for Algorithms, Calculations and Equations.
It is designed to be as easy to run as a hand-held calculator. The goal of
the project is a neat tool covering the Mathematics at university level
and advanced high-school level.
MACE is an universal mathematical tool and has 160 functions and statistical
distributions from the fields
Among the functions and statistical distributions of MACE you find for example:
*greatest common divisor
*solve a system of linear equations
*normal (Gaussian) distribution
All of the statistical distributions and many of the functions are obtained from
boost math. Moreover MACE uses GNU GMP for fast arbitrary precision calculations.
You may work intuitively with MACE, since MACE decides automatically which data
type is the correct one for your input.
You can also work with MACE in an advanced way. MACE has a procedural scripting
language using the parser grammar of the main program. You should get some
example scripts with this release of MACE.
MACE computes with arbitrary precision integers, (double, double) complex
numbers, (double) real numbers and integral residue classes. Moreover it
computes with polynomials and matrices over the complex numbers resp.,
integral residue classes. MACE has an advanced plotter for real functions
and for complex functions.
By pressing the enter key, you can use the result of your previous calculations
for further computations. Moreover you can use the up - and down arrow tabs to
navigate through your entries.
You may use the keyboard of your computer or the keyboard on the main window
of MACE. The grammar of MACE allows you to compose several arithmetic
operations and functions. The only rule is that you cannot use the value of a
numeric function for an arbitrary precision function. All complex and real
functions are numerical. All other functions for polynomials and integers have
arbitrary precision. The great exceptions are the extended Euclidean algorithm,
the prime factor decomposition and the system of linear equations. These functions
cannot be called to return the argument of another function. This is due to the
fact that these functions do not have a single datum as result.
For two real, complex numbers or complex functions a and b one can compute the
power a^b by entering it. For all other types of data the power by a positive
integer is implemented.