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[Axiom-developer] Foreign language port

From: William Sit
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Foreign language port
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 13:37:52 -0500

Tim Daly wrote ([Axiom-developer] linux-static chunk):
> Bill,
> Also of note is that the Red Flag Linux person has a deep
> interest in literate programming. Should be fun to add languages
> to the list of things to think about. There is no reason why the
> research work has to be in english.
> Tim

I think you have misunderstood my message (relevant portion quoted below). Dr.
Nobuki Takayama (from Japan, Kobe University), I presume is the person you refer
to, is not involved as far as I know with the Red Flag Linux project (which is

According to the quoted reply from Nobuki, he is also interested in (Texmacs?)

William Sit wrote to Tim:
> I returned to the States yesterday. I was fortunate that one of the scheduled
> speakers did not show up and so I took the slot to present Axiom, to a crowd 
> of
> over 50 and I got a few enthusiastic response. Specifically, Prof. Nobuki
> Takayama, one of the two invited speakers who is not only a great 
> mathematician
> on hypergeometric and special functions, but a very experienced programmer. 
> You
> can easily look up his web page from google. He has been working for 10 years 
> or
> more on KAN/SML and recently proposed and implemented a digital formula 
> document
> format where annotations, references, proofs, etc are embedded (sort of like
> your literate programming, but using OpenMath, OpenML and XML). He is 
> interested
> in the Axiom project and asked a lot of questions on who are currently 
> involved.
> I gave him a list of the recent developers (David, Camm, etc) and tell him to
> contact you. However, it may be better if you contact him first. His email
> address is:
> Nobuki Takayama <address@hidden>. He also asked about the licensing and
> which lisp. I told him what I thought (modified BSD and GCL) and said you will
> be the one to give authentic answers. If you are writing him, please include 
> the
> savannah site and how to download Axiom (I ran out of CD at the conference).
> I also obtained (downloaded) a copy of Red Flag Linux server version 4.0. I
> burnt a CD and will give to you when I have the chance (possibly today). I 
> have
> just installed the basic on a virtual machine. You probably won't be able to
> because it is in Chinese.
> Red Flag linux is apparently the product of some company and the people at 
> (the unit that sponsored the conference and my contacts) were all using 
> Windows
> and do not seem to have enough people-power or interest in Red Flag linux (or
> perhaps even linux). I gave two copies of the CD to them. I think we (I?) have
> to contact the company, but I may have to learn how to input Chinese first 
> (not
> an easy project)!
> I think the Japanese can contribute more than the Chinese, at least for now.

-------- Original Message --------
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 19:46:40 +0900 (JST)
From: Nobuki Takayama <address@hidden>
Reply-To: address@hidden
To: address@hidden
CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
References: <address@hidden>

Dear Prof. Tim Daly;
Thank you very much for your mail, which will help us to work on
writing an external interface for axiom.
Best Regards,  Nobuki

William Sit
Department of Mathematics..............Email: address@hidden
City College of New York..........................Tel: 212-650-5179
Convent Ave at West 138th Street..................Fax: 212-862-0004
New York, NY 10031.....Asian Symposium on Computer Mathematics 2003

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