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## Re: [Axiom-developer] Index entries for "eq?"

 From: daly Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Index entries for "eq?" Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 19:46:23 -0400

I have been contemplating writing special case latex macros
that supply unambiguous parsings of the input expressions,
such as
\integrate{0}{\infty}{\sin{x}}{x}
which are essentially just the Axiom input parameters
written in custom latex. This would allow direct generation
of both the Axiom input and the .dvi output.

Tim

On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 15:35 -0700, Arthur Ralfs wrote:
> Eugene,
>
> I did the xhtml-mthml version of the book several years ago from the
> latex/tex using regular expressions in emacs.  It was quite laborious.
> Because a lot of the latex is hand written and the tex output from axiom
> has been hand modified a lot of the conversion had to be done by hand.
> I always thought it would be nice if it could be generated automatically
> when building axiom but I think to do so would require regularizing the
> latex in the book pamphlets.  Maybe then requiring any future additions
> to the book to be run through a validator.
>
> Arthur
>
> On 05/16/2011 01:38 PM, Eugene Surowitz wrote:
> > OK: so we have an unmaintained, probably machine generated,
> > and apparently incomplete but otherwise useful piece of the documentation.
> >
> > Any memory of who or how it was generated generated?
> >
> > I had to create something similar for another project and
> > had a degassing step in there which appears to have omitted here.
> > If memory serves correctly degassing can actually be done with
> > simple unix commands only.
> >
> > But that would bypass the incompleteness issue.
> >
> > The C++ thing that I have in specialized form might be
> > generalized to create a component for Axiom that would
> > work from the entire documentation source since the pamphlets
> > are really now TeX/Latex which was its targeted input.
> >
> > Eugene J. Surowitz
> >
> > On 5/15/2011 5:43 PM, daly wrote:
> >> The file book-index.xhtml was a contributed document.
> >> Axiom does nothing but copy it at build time.
> >>
> >> Tim
> >>
> >> On Sat, 2011-05-14 at 13:49 -0400, Eugene Surowitz wrote:
> >>> Tim:
> >>>
> >>> The file "book-index.xhtml" contains 3 entries for "eq?",
> >>> all for "Section 9.18 EqTable".
> >>> There are in fact three text statements in in that section
> >>> containing the string "eg?".
> >>>
> >>> I generally believe that an index would contain only one entry
> >>> per page for any given word. Does the index generation mechanism
> >>> for Axiom inteneded to function that way?
> >>> Or does it tolerate duplicates per page/section?
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
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