[request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic or plainText
10-11-2016, 03:38 AM (This post was last modified: 10-18-2016 08:05 PM by compsystems.)
Post: #1
 compsystems Senior Member Posts: 1,342 Joined: Dec 2013
[request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic or plainText
sorry for my bad English

[SHIFT] [Home/Settings] Entry: TextBook/Algebraic -> TextBook/Linear Algebraic

MATHEMATICS STANDARD NOTATION is the notation of Mathematical expressions shown in textbooks of mathematical or scientific articles

In computer languages it is known as:
Textbook, 2-D Math Notation, Math Print Pretty, Math Print or only Pretty Print:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prettyprint

Microsoft word 2016 (equation editor) calls Professional Notation

LINEAR MATHEMATICS NOTATION created for early computer languages that could not edit bidimensional mathematical expressions as ∛-8. for example (3 NTHROOT -8) is the linear infix notation of ∛-8 or written in notation functional prefix is NTHROOT(3, -8)

In computer languages it is known as:
Math Plain Text
1-D Math Notation
I suggest better LINEAR ALGEBRAIC, since only ALGEBRAIC denotes writing that we all learn from school, which is not linear

Another name
Linear Mathematical expressions
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expression_(mathematics)

2: I would also like to see the linear notation in history, this increases the output speed of response, since it is easier to print linear notation that two-dimensional (text book)
10-11-2016, 11:56 AM
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 Joe Horn Senior Member Posts: 1,972 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic
(10-11-2016 03:38 AM)compsystems Wrote:  2: I would also like to see the linear notation in history, this increases the output speed of response, since it is easier to print linear notation that two-dimensional (text book)

That option is available on page 2 of Home Settings, 3rd line. Just turn off "Textbook Display", and algebraic expressions in history will be displayed in linear style.

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10-11-2016, 12:28 PM (This post was last modified: 10-11-2016 01:16 PM by compsystems.)
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 compsystems Senior Member Posts: 1,342 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic
(10-11-2016 11:56 AM)Joe Horn Wrote:  That option is available on page 2 of Home Settings, 3rd line. Just turn off "Textbook Display", and algebraic expressions in history will be displayed in linear style.

OK Thanks, but I think this option should be next, to ENTRY MODE

Idea

anyone knows any link that mentions about linear notation for computer languages?

I only found links for mathematics standard notation for textbooks
http://www.abstractmath.org/MM/MMFuncNotation.htm
http://www.texnia.com/archive/ortomatem.pdf
10-13-2016, 07:41 AM
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 retoa Member Posts: 168 Joined: Jan 2015
RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic
Normally (and historically) the pocket calculator input methods are defined as:

-CHN chain operation system: it does not recognize operation priority
-AOS algebraic operation system: it recognize operation priority
-RPN reverse polish notation
-textbook (pretty print)

So I don't think we have to invent something new and use names that are twice so long as the ones universally used.

imho textbook, algebraic and RPN are the good names for the entry method.
10-16-2016, 03:41 PM (This post was last modified: 10-18-2016 09:24 PM by compsystems.)
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 compsystems Senior Member Posts: 1,342 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic
(10-13-2016 07:41 AM)retoa Wrote:  imho textbook, algebraic and RPN are the good names for the entry method.

ALGEBRAIC word it is valid but AMBIGOUS ,, you can refer to professional textbook notation or programming language notation for mathematical expressions.
Micro$oft-Word uses the LINEAR and PROFESSIONAL words, see next sceen capture the ALGEBRAIC word It was created for the first computer languages that could not edit 2D dimensional mathematical expressions, such as nthroot(3,-8) is linear notation of ∛-8, BUT NOW YOU CAN EDIT in PROFESSIONAL notation, hence the term ALGEBRAIC MUST EVOLVE This is a mathematical expression in linear notation for hp-prime -(x+y)*5!+abs(-4)+cos(pi)+sin(pi/3+pi)+(3 NTHROOT -8)+(4/3)+logb(1,10)*x^2+floor(pi)+ceiling(pi) shown on the second screen, and on the first screen is the professional notation or textbook there unicode characters that show operators or functions with the appearance of textbook as 10-17-2016, 03:52 PM Post: #6  retoa Member Posts: 168 Joined: Jan 2015 RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic And I don't care what Micro$oft says!
10-18-2016, 07:44 PM
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 compsystems Senior Member Posts: 1,342 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic
"mathematica" Wolfram language calls PLAINTEXT INPUT/OUTPUT

plaintext is a good replacement for the ambiguous an old "Algebraic" term
10-26-2016, 12:49 PM
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 compsystems Senior Member Posts: 1,342 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic or plainText
Matlab defines following names

plain-text format
Prettyprint
Live Script

Source: https://www.mathworks.com/help/symbolic/pretty.html
10-26-2016, 06:55 PM
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 Han Senior Member Posts: 1,882 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [request] rename algebraic mode to linear algebraic or plainText
Different software will refer to the same concept using different terms. I find myself not understanding why any particular software should be considered to have a monopoly on what terms to use.

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