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Issue No. 01 - March (1989 vol. 1)
ISSN: 1041-4347
pp: 133-145
<p>The successes and failures of the Macsyma algebraic manipulation system are reviewed from the point of view of one of the original contributors. A retrospective examination is provided of some of the controversial ideas that worked, and some that did not. Input/output, language semantics, knowledge-adjunction, mathematical semantics, the model of the user, and other issues are considered. Possible future directions for algebraic manipulation system building are discussed.</p>
input/output; user model; Macsyma algebraic manipulation system; language semantics; knowledge-adjunction; mathematical semantics; future directions; mathematics computing; software packages; symbol manipulation

R. Fateman, "A Review of Macsyma," in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol. 1, no. , pp. 133-145, 1989.
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