FriCAS and Lyx

Pavel Sanda sanda at lyx.org
Wed Apr 14 19:08:03 UTC 2021


On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 06:34:10PM +0200, Ralf Hemmecke wrote:
> But I somehow fear the whole idea of how LyX connects to a CAS is not
> very much useful. 
...
> Everything else is not really interesting from
> a CAS point of view. Just imagine that you want to write a paper that
> describes the flow of computation that you do in the CAS?

I think this is fair summary of the current state of the (LyX) art. To have
more reasonable interaction similar to e.g. jupyter notebook the 
framework would need to change so the helping engine runs in backgrounds
and holds the whole session as you interact.

That could have wider application than just CAS - think of matlab/octave
or python sessions behind etc. But that needs quite some coding and thinking
of what should happen to the session when you change some code snippet
in the middle of the document full of other snippets...

Pavel



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