[Pharo-project] [Moose-dev] SciSmalltalk

Serge Stinckwich serge.stinckwich at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 10:25:27 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM, Nicolas Cellier
<nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 28 mars 2012 14:44, Alexandre Bergel <alexandre.bergel at me.com> a écrit :
>> Hi Serge!
>> I welcome very much this initiative.
>> Something that I believe is important, is an pdf graph exporter (maybe
>> based on EyeSee) and the various test distribution (e.g., CHI). The fact
>> that these two are missing is exactly the reason why I use R and Numbers
>> instead of Pharo.
>> I sincerely believe that Pharo can be an alternative to R and Maple. A bit
>> more is needed from our side however.
>> Alexandre
> Great initiative Serge, bravo.

Thank you Nicolas.

> Yes Pharo could replace some parts of R/Maple/Matlab etc... but that's a
> tremendous work.
> So please, small steps, bring up basic bricks first.

Yes i agree that we need to work in baby steps. Having a good
infrastructure and developing a community is also important.

> I have unpublished Smalltalk utility libraries for handling Euler (Cardan)
> angles, geodetic coordinates, geodesic and rhumb lines calculation on the
> ellispoid...
> For Euler angles, the main features are conversions to/from direction cosine
> matrices and quaternions, so it's more a problem of package delimitations
> and which matrix class to use, generic m x n, or specialised SO3...
> Also, some higher level objects could be used (vector space, trihedron,
> etc...), but basic steps first.

Great ! Maybe you can help me as the second tutor ?

Serge Stinckwich
UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk

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