- Introduction
- Help in EMT
- Operators and Functions
- Functions for Strings and Characters
- The Matrix Language
- Functions for Vectors and Matrices
- Polynomials
- File Input and Output
- Expressions
- Intervals
- Functions for Plots
- Programming Euler
- Numerical Algorithms
- Functions for Units
- Functions for Maxima
- Extensions of Maxima in Euler
- Global Variables
- Various Core Functions
- Python

This file contains the documentation for the functions, the operators and the syntax elements, which are built into the C/C++ source code of Euler Math Toolbox (EMT). The file does also contain technical documentation for some built-in features of EMT. The documentation of EMT refers to these core features whenever necessary. This page is a HTML version of "help.txt".

There are many functions in other packages, replacing the built-in functions of this file, or adding additional features. Follow the links provided in this document.

Many built-in functions have "comment" functions in the utility files. This helps to keep groups of related functions in one place. The utility functions are documented in separate HTML pages, which are extracted from the utility files.

The best way to get help is to use the HTML documentation in form of introduction notebooks and examples or the HTML reference. Also observe the status line in the notebook window for information on the current command or option.

To open the context help for a function in EMT, double click the function name or press F1.

help,mxmhelp,helpwindow

To find help on a specific function, you can - Look at the status line, while you type. - Press F1, open the help window, and enter the function name. - Open the complete reference in the browser. There are some commands in the notebook window, which print help directly to the notebook window. help topic : Displays help for a user function, a built-in function and other Euler commands, programming keywords and other items. mxmhelp topic: Display help for a Maxima command. See:

Help (Overview),

Keyboard (Overview)

quit

quit: Quits Euler immediately.

Euler uses the well known mathematical operators and functions. For operators, take care of precedence, or set round brackets in case of doubt. Another point to keep in mind is that trigonometric functions work in radians, not in degrees.

To get an introduction, look at the following notebooks.

Special functions are listed in the following page.

+,-,*,^,/

The usual arithmetic operations. Note that these operators, as well as most functions in Euler, obey the Euler matrix language. These operators obey to the rules of the Euler matrix language. See: Division and powers generate runtime errors, if they are not defined for the arguments. Note that the dot . has to be used for matrix multiplication. See:

. (Euler Core),

. (Maxima Documentation) The underflows that ^ produces are caught to 0, if underflows is off (the default). Note that ^ in Euler uses left binding, so a^b^c is equal to (a^b)^c. >2*(3+4)^2 >2^2^3-2^8 >(2^2)^3-4^3 >(1e-200)^2 >errors off; 1/0; errors on; >A=[1,2;4,5]; A.A See:

underflows (Euler Core)

abs,exp,log,sign,sqrt

The usual mathematical functions, for real, complex and intervals scalars, vectors and matrices. The functions work element-wise for matrices, and obey to the rules of the Euler matrix language. abs(x) : absolute value exp(x) : exponential function log(x) : natural logarithm, main branch for complex sign(x) : sign of reals sqrt(x) : square root function, with main branch for complex values To compute the exponential etc. for a matrix, use "matrixfunction". The underflows that exp produces are caught to 0, if underflows is off (the default). >log(E) >abs(1+I); >sqrt(complex(-1))^2 >plot2d("sign",-1,1); See:

log10 (Mathematical Functions),

logbase (Mathematical Functions)

sin,cos,tan,asin,acos,atan,arctan2,atan2,arcsin,arccos,arctan

The usual trigonometric mathematical functions, for real, complex and intervals. sin(x) : sine function cos(x) : cosine function tan(x) : tangent function asin(x) : inverse sine, maps [-1,1] to [-pi/2,pi/2] acos(x) : inverse cosine, maps [-1,1] to [0,pi] atan(x) : inverse tangent, maps R to [-pi/2,pi/2] arcsin(x) : inverse sine, maps [-1,1] to [-pi/2,pi/2] arccos(x) : inverse cosine, maps [-1,1] to [0,pi] arctan(x) : inverse tangent, maps R to [-pi/2,pi/2] arctan2(x,y) : Angle of the polar coordinates of [x,y] in ]-pi,pi]. atan2(x,y) : Angle of the polar coordinates of [x,y] in ]-pi,pi]. The functions work for radians. To convert from degree to radians use x° or rad(x). Use shift-F7 to enter the degree symbol in an Euler notebook. To convert back, use rad(x). The degree symbol ° works in Maxima too. >sin(90°) >cos(pi) >deg(atan(1)) >deg(atan2(1,1)) >degprint(rad(10,30,20)) See:

polar (Mathematical Functions),

polar (Maxima Documentation),

rect (Mathematical Functions),

deg (Basic Utilities),

rad (Basic Utilities),

degprint (Basic Utilities)

bin,fac,!,logbin,logfac

bin(n,m) : Binomial coefficient "m chosen from n". logbin(n,m) : Logarithm of the bin(n,m). This is useful for large n, m. fac(n), n! : Factorial function of n. logfac(n) : Logarithm of the factorial function Useful for large n. >bin(10,0:10) >bin(49,6)-49!/(6!*43!) >logfac(100)-sum(log(2:100)) See:

binsum (Statistics with Euler Math Toolbox),

gamma (Mathematical Functions),

gamma (Maxima Documentation)

ceil,floor,round,mod

ceil(x) : The smallest interger above x. floor(x) : The largest integer below x. round(x,[n]) : x rounded to n digits. Default is n=0. mod(x,y) : x modulo y. This works for non-integer y too. >x-floor(x) >floor(1.9) >round(1.9) >round(-1.9) See:

print (Basic Utilities),

print (Maxima Documentation),

frac (Basic Utilities)

complex,re,im,arg,conj,real

re(x) : The real part of x. im(x) : The imaginary part of x. complex(x) : Makes the real argument x complex. conj(x) : Conjugate of the complex value x. arg(x) : The argument of the complex value x. real(x) : makes x real. If the imaginary part of x is too large, an error will be issued. >sqrt(-1) // Error! >sqrt(complex(-1)) >A=random(10,10); sort(real(eigenvalues(A.A'))) >deg(arg(I)) // 90 See:

carg (Maxima Documentation),

conjugate (Maxima Documentation)

I,E,Pi,pi,%e,%pi

I : The imaginary unit (also %i and 1i) E : exp(1) (also %e) Pi : pi() (also pi, %pi) Do not use e for E.

true,false

true: The constant 1. false: the constant 0. All boolean functions and operators return 1 or 0.

<,>,<=,>=,<>,~=

Comparison operators, returning 0 or 1. 0 means false, and 1 means true. These operators obey to the rules of the Euler matrix language. To assert that the result is true for any or all elements of a matrix, use any or all. a~=b compares for equality taking into account the internal epsilon. This operator works for intervals too. >sum(0.1*ones(1,10))==1 // inevitably false >sum(0.1*ones(1,10))~=1 // true >(pi>3)&&(pi<4) // true See:

any (Euler Core),

all (Euler Core),

epsilon (Euler Core)

&&,||,!

a&&b : returns a and-connected with b in case of reals. I.e., the result will be 1, if both a and b are non-zeros. I&&J : The interval intersection of I and J. a||b : returns a or-connected with b in case of reals. I.e., the result will be 1, if both a and b are non-zeros. I||J : The interval union of I and J. !a : return 0 if a is non-zero, or 1, if a is zero. These operators work for matrix input like all operators in Euler. They produce a matrix of 1 or 0 in this case. See:

and (Euler Core),

and (Maxima Documentation),

or (Euler Core),

or (Maxima Documentation),

not (Euler Core),

not (Maxima Documentation),

if (Euler Core),

if (Maxima Documentation),

bitand (Euler Core),

bitor (Euler Core),

bitnot (Euler Core)

and,or,not

and,or : Shortcut logical operators. Only the necessary parts of the conditions are evaluated. "and" binds stronger than "or". But it might be more clear to use round brackets. not : Binds stronger than "and" or "or". These operators accept only reals. They are good for if-conditions or while- and until-statements. For logical operations, use "&&", "||", "!". >v=random(1,10); >i=12; if i<=cols(v) && v[i]>0.5 then "yes", else "no" endif; Index 12 out of bounds! ... >i=12; if i<=cols(v) and v[i]>0.5 then "yes", else "no" endif; no See:

|| (Euler Core),

! (Euler Core),

! (Maxima Documentation),

bitand (Euler Core),

bitor (Euler Core),

bitxor (Euler Core),

bitnot (Euler Core)

iscomplex,isfunction,isinterval,isreal,typeof,printtype,issymbolic,isempty

isreal(x) : tests, if x is real. iscomplex(x) : tests, if x is complex. isinterval(x) : tests, if x is an interval scalar or matrix. isfunction(x) : tests, if x is a function. isstring(x) : tests, if x is a string. issymbolic(x) : tests, if x is a symbolic expression. isempty(x) : tests, if x is none or an empty vector. typeof(var) : The type of the expression. The types are: 0=real, 1=complex, 2=matrix, 3=comples matrix, 4=reference, 5=command, 6=submatrix, 7=complex submatrix, 8=string, 9=function, 10=interval, 11=interval matrix, 12=interval submatrix, 13=string matrix, 4=compresses sparse matrix printtype(x) : String containing the type of x.

bitand,bitor,bitxor,bitnot

Connect two integer values bit by bit. The double values are converted to 32 bit integers first. bitand(x,y) : bitwise and bitor(x,y) : bitwise or bitxor(x,y) : bitwise exclusive or bitnot(x,y) : bitwise not See:

|| (Euler Core),

! (Euler Core),

! (Maxima Documentation)

=,:=,::=,assignment

variable = value : Assigns the value to the variable. The variable may be a variable name or a submatrix of a matrix. variable := value : More strikt form of the asignment. Recommended. variable ::= value : Sets a variable in Euler and in Maxima. See:

submatrix (Euler Core),

submatrix (Maxima Documentation),

multiple (Euler Core)

submatrix,[,]

[...] : Defines a matrix row by row. The columns must be separated by commas, the rows by semicolons. In compatibility, this works for symbolic matrices too. [] is an empty 0x0 matrix. It can be used to attach rows or columns to it. ["string",...] : Defines a string vector. [none] is the empty string vector. It can be used to append strings or string vectors to it. A[i,j] : Defines a single element of a matrix or a submatrix If an index in i or j is out of range, it is neglected, or there will be an error message (the default). Negative indices count from the end. If i and j are vectors of indices, the submatrix with rows in i, and columns in j is used. Note that matrix indices start with 1 in Euler. -1 is the last element of the matrix. A[i] : The i-th element of a vector, or the i-th row of a matrix with more than one row. A[-1] is the last element (resp. row). Note that A[i] returns different things if, A is a 1xm or a nxm (n>1) matrix. To make sure to get the i-th row, use A[i,]. s[i] : The i-th element of the string vector s, or a string vector with the indices from the row vector i. A[:,j] : Denotes all rows here. This is the j-th column of A, or the columns with incides in the row vector j. A[,j] : Short form for A[:,j]. A[i,:] : The i-th row of A or the rows with indices in the row vector i. A[i,] : Short form of A[i,:]. See:

= (Euler Core),

= (Maxima Documentation),

{ (Euler Core)

(,)

Round brackets are used to group operations as in (3+4)*5, to call functions as in sin(pi), or to evaluate expression. When expr is a string expression, expr(...) evaluates it in Euler. The parameters are automatically assigned to x, y, z. Other parameters may be added as assigned parameters as in expr(2,a=1). The evaluation sees global variables too, and local variables in the function, which contains the expression evaluation. Round brackets may be used instead of v[5], if there is no function with the name v (else v(5) is a function call with parameter 5). However, this is not recommended, and is disabled in strict mode.

Strings in Euler are mainly used to hold expressions. An expression can be evaluated by the Euler interpreter using parameters. For many examples and a full reference refer to the documentation of Euler.

Strings are also used for file names, error texts and other text information.

ascii,char,substring,strfind,strrepl,strlen,tolower,toupper,strtochar,chartostr,strtokens,hardspace

ascii(string) : The ascii code of the first letter in the string. char(n) : String containing only the character with ascii code n. substring(string,n,m) : The substring from n to m (including). Negative indices count from the back. strfind(string,sub[,n]) : Position of sub in the string. The search starts after the n-th position. pos=0 means that sub was not found. strrepl(s,s1,s2) : Replace s1 with s2 in s strlen(string) : The lengths of the string. tolower(string) : The string in lower case. toupper(string) : The string in upper case. strtochar(string) : Vector of letters in the string. chartostr(vector) : String with characters in the vector. strtokens(string,{seperator}) : Vector of words in this string hardspace() : ASCII number of hard space character The default separator string for strtokens() contains the characters blank, tabulator, comma and semicolon. >s="me and you", substring(s,strfind(s,"and",0),-1) me and you and you >strtokens(s) me and you >strtokens("A-B-C=D","-=") A B C D >chartostr(flipx(strtochar("the brand new car"))) rac wen dnarb eht >s=12+char(hardspace())+13, s() 12 13 1213 See:

key (Euler Core),

key (Maxima Documentation),

chartoutf (Euler Core),

utf (Euler Core),

strxfind (Euler Core),

strxrepl (Euler Core)

strxfind,strxrepl

The functions strxfind() and strxrepl() search with a regular expressions. Regular expressions are a somewhat complicated tool to match strings to pattern. The function strxfind() will return the matched region and a list of submatches if the regular expressions contained patterns in round brackets. The function strxrepl() can use these submatches in the replacement string at any place. strxfind(string,expr[,start]) : Match with regular expression The function returns the position of the match, the matched string, and a string vector of submatches. If the match is not successful the function returns 0. strxrepl(string,expr,repl) : Replace with regular expression The function returns the string with replacements. The most often used patterns are the following. . : any character [0-9] : range of characters [[:alpha:]] : character class (to be used in range) [^0-9 ] : excluded characters in range (digits and blank) .+ : repetition of any character (at least one) [0-9]* : repetition (any or no digit) \[, \\, \* : escaped format characters ^ : start of string $ : end of string (.+) : submatch region (looking for any character) (a|an) : alternative In the replacement of strxrepl(), $0 is the complete matched string, and $1, $2 etc. denote the submatches. >s="Albert Einstein 14.03.1879 Ulm."; >{pos,found}=strxfind(s,"[0-9\.]+"); found, 14.03.1879 >{pos,found,v}=strxfind(s,"([0-9]+)\.([0-9]+)\.([0-9]+)"); >v 14 03 1879 >strxrepl(s,"([0-9]+)\.([0-9]+)\.([0-9]+)","$3-$2-$1") Albert Einstein 1879-03-14 Ulm. See:

strfind (Euler Core),

strrepl (Euler Core)

utf,chartoutf,fromutf,toutf,Unicode

EMT has some support for Unicode. Strings can contain UTF-8 encoded Unicode characters. These strings print correctly on the output, and text in plots with such strings display the Unicode characters. The easiest way to generate a Unicode string is a string constant of the form u"...". The string can contain HTML entities, which are translated to unicode characters. You can find a list of entities in the documentation of EMT and in the Internet. An example is u"α". Unicode strings can also contain Unicode characters by their number as in u"&296; is a German character!". In fact any local characters will be translated into Unicode from u"..." (or from the utf() function below). utf(string) : Translate entities to Unicode. chartoutf(vector) : Translate characters to a Unicode string. The characters are given by Unicode numbers. The converse function is strtochar(string), which recognizes a Unicode string. fromutf(string) : Translates a Unicode (UTF8) string toutf(string : Translates a string to Unicode (UTF8) See:

strtochar (Euler Core)

key,testkey

key() or key(text): Waits for a key. The optional text is displayed in the status line. The function returns the ascii key code, or the internal key code, mapped to codes from 0 to 15. testkey(): Tests, if a key has been pressed. See:

ascii (Euler Core),

ascii (Maxima Documentation),

wait (Euler Core)

input,lineinput

input(prompt) : Prompts the user for an expression. Returns the value of this expression. In case of an error, the prompt will be repeated. The user can break out with escape. lineinput(prompt) : Prompts for a string, which is not interpreted. See:

evaluate (Euler Core)

The matrix language of Euler is the core of the functionality in Euler, which helps to avoid loops in many cases. Using the matrix languages allows for easy interactive computations.

Most operators and functions in Euler work for real, complex and interval scalar, vector and matrix input, whenever that makes sense. The operators and functions obey to the rules of the Euler matrix language.

The following are functions that create or modify matrices and vectors.

More functions are contained in Basic Utilities or in Linear Algebra. For an introduction to matrices in Euler, read

largematrices

Large matrices or vectors might not print in full size. To change this toggle the behavior with >largematrices on >largematrices off or use the operator showlarge. >showlarge random(10,10) See:

showlarge (Basic Utilities)

zeros,ones

zeros([n,m]) zeros(n,m) zeros(n) : Matrix filled with with x=0. ones([n,m]) ones(n,m) ones(n) : Matrix filled with with x=1. >shortformat; A=random(2,3) 0.44462 0.29947 0.28269 0.88323 0.27091 0.70442 >B=ones(size(A)) 1 1 1 1 1 1 See:

size (Euler Core)

More functions for matrices and vectors can be found in the reference for Linear Algebra.

:,linspace

i:n : The vector [i,(i+1),...,n] for integers i,n. x1:d:x2 : The vector [x1,x1+d,...,x1+k*d], If d is negative, we get the vector [x1,x1+d,...,x1+k*d], where k is maximal such that x1+kd>=x1. For the comparison with the bound, the internal epsilon is used. linspace(a,b,n) : n+1 linear spaces values in [a,b], This includes a and b. The colon : is also used for direct Maxima commands and for indices in sub-matrices. See:

epsilon (Euler Core),

equispace (Basic Utilities),

chebzeros (Basic Utilities),

::: (Euler Core),

submatrix (Euler Core),

submatrix (Maxima Documentation)

cols,rows,size,redim

cols(A) : The number of columns of the matrix A. rows(A) : The number of rows of the matrix A. size(A,B,C,...) : The maximal size of A,B,C,... This is used to define a matrix, which can hold the result of any operation between the compatible matrices A,B,C,... This is necessary, if map or the matrix language cannot be used, and a loop must be used instead. To access the k-th element of a matrix A flattened to a row matrix, use A{k}. redim(A,[n,m]), redim(A,n,m) : returns a matrix with the same content but different dimensions n times m. Fills with 0, if necessary. >A=zeros(3,4); size(A), [ 3 4 ] >rows(A), cols(A), 3 4 >for k=1 to prod(size(A)); A{k}=k; end; short A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 >s=size(1:3,(1:3)') [ 3 3 ] See:

{ (Euler Core)

.,bandmult

A.B: Matrix multiplication. bandmult(A,B) : computes A.B and is a bit faster for sparse matrices. This is just the ordinary multiplication of matrices. For sparse matrices use cpxmult. For large, sparse matrices, compress the matrices and use cpxmult. See:

. (Euler Core),

. (Maxima Documentation),

cpxmult (Numerical Algorithms)

diag,setdiag,getdiag,band

diag(A,k) : k-th diagonal of A (deprecated) getdiag(A,k) : k-th diagonal of A getdiag(A) : diagonal of A diag([n,m],k,v),diag(n,m,k,v) : nxm matrix with v on its k-th diagonal. (See diagmatrix(v,k)). setdiag(A,k,x) : A with the k-th diagonal set to x. In these functions, k=0 is the main diagonal, k=-1 the diagonal below, and k=1 the diagonal above. Note that setdiag() does not change the matrix A, but returns a new matrix. band(A,n1,n2) : A, with A(i,j) set to 0, if i+j<n1 or i+j>n2. See:

diagmatrix (Linear Algebra),

diagmatrix (Maxima Documentation)

prod,sum,colsum,cumprod,cumsum

These functions work for row vectors. In the case of matrices, they work for each row of the matrix separately. E.g., sum(A) returns a column matrix, with entries equal to the sums of the rows of A. prod(A) : A vector containing the products of the rows of A. sum(A) : A column vector containing the sums of each row of A. colsum(A) : A row vector containing the sums of each column of A. cumprod(A) : Matrix with the cumulative products in the rows of A. The result R has the same size as A. R[i,k] is the product of A[i,1] to A[i,k-1]. cumsum(A) : Matrix with the cumulative sums in the rows of A. cummax(A) : Matrix with the cumulative maxima in the rows of A. cummin(A) : Matrix with the cumulative minima in the rows of A. >sum([1,2;4,3]) 3 7 >colsum([1,2;3,4]) [4, 6]] >plot2d(cumsum(normal(1,1000))); >cumprod(1:5), (1:5)! [1, 2, 6, 24, 120]] [1, 2, 6, 24, 120]]

dup,_,|

dup(v,n) : duplicates the vector v n times The duplication takes place vertically or horizontally depending on v. Row vectors are duplicated vertically, column vectors are duplicated horizontally. v_w : sets v atop of w. If one matrix has less columns than the other, it is filled with zeros. However, if v or w is a scalar value, this value is used for the fill. So v_5 adds one row filled with 5 to v. In any case, the number of rows is the sum of the rows of v and w, the number of columns is the maximum of the number of columns of v and w. This applies also, if v or w has zero rows. _ is also used to access the built-in version of a function, if an overwrite function exists. E.g., "_insimg" uses the built-in variant of "insimg". v|w : sets v aside of w. Works analogously to v_w. So, v_5 will enter a column filled with 5 to v. The number of columns is the sum of the numbers of columns, and the number of rows is the maximum of the number of rows of v and w. | : is also uses to append flags in Maxima compatibility mode and symbolic expressions. s|t : does append strings, or strings and numbers. The numbers will be formatted according to the current format. Note, that s+t will also append strings, or strings and numbers. Then s must be a string. >shortformat; >(1:3)_2 1 2 3 2 2 2 >(1:3)'|2 1 2 2 2 3 2 >random(3,3)_random(2,2) 0.02744 0.70953 0.72939 0.58709 0.47649 0.58604 0.76816 0.54169 0.47627 0.57003 0.40318 0 0.13538 0.43876 0 >"me"|" and "|"you" me and you >"Result : "+1.5^2*pi Result : 7.06858347058

any,all,nonzeros,mnonzeros,mget,mset,firstnonzero,lastnonzero

any(A) : 1, if any entry in A is different from 0. all(A) : 1, if all entries in A are different from 0. all(A) is equivalent to !any(A==0). For numerical comparison respecting the internal epsilon, use A~=0. In "if" clauses you must use any(v>2) to check, if any element of v is greater than 2. nonzeros(v) : The indices of the non-zero elements of v. v must be a vector. The result is a row vector w, of at most the size of v. mnonzeros(M) : The indices of the non-zero elements of M. The result is a nx2 vector with rows of indices i,j. firstnonzero(M): Index of first non-zero element in each row of M If there is none, the result is 0. For a matrix, the result is a column vector. lastnonzero(M): Index of last non-zero element in each row of M Like firstnonzero. mget(M,k) : Get the elements of M with indices k. k is a nx2 vector of rows of indices i,j, mset(M,k,A) : Sets the indices of M in k to A. k is a nx2 vector of rows of indices i,j. Then M[i,j] is set to A[i,j]. See:

~= (Euler Core)

A Polynomial is stored in Euler in a vector of coefficients, starting with the lowest coefficient. Euler can solve complex polynomials, find polynomial fits and interpolations, and do some basic calculations of polynomials.

There are some utility functions to create and handle special orthogonal polynomials, like Chebyshev or Legendre polynomials. See @"gauss", @"functions".

interp,divdif,interpval,polytrans,interpolation

Interpolation with polynomials. Euler uses the divided difference form of the interpolation polynomial. This form requires that the interpolation points are passed to the evaluation function of the interpolating polynomial. interp(x,y) : divided differences of the polynomial interpolation. Interpolates (x(i),y(i)). Hermite interpolation is available with the function hermitinterp. For polynomial fit, use polyfit. divdif(x,y) : Alias to interp. interpval(x,d,t) : evaluates the interpolation in x(i) in t. divdifval(x,d,t) : Alias to interpval. Both functions work with divided differences d in a vector [x0], [x0,x1] etc. The functions work for complex interpolation too. The function evaldivdif is an alias to divdifval with the t-argument at the first place. polytrans(x,d) : transfer the divided differences into a polynomial. >x=[0,1]; d=interp(x,[1,1/2]) [ 1 -0.5 ] >frac(interpval(x,d,[0,1])) // evalute in 0,1 [1,1/2] >polytrans(x,d) // this is 1-0.5x [ 1 -0.5 ] >d=interp(1:5,[-1,1,-1,1,-1]) [ -1 2 -2 1.33333333333 -0.666666666667 ] >plot2d("interpval(1:5,d,x)",1,5); See:

evaldivdif (Numerical Algorithms),

interpolate (Numerical Algorithms),

hermiteinterp (Numerical Algorithms),

polycons (Euler Core),

polyfit (Linear Algebra),

remez (Numerical Algorithms)

polyadd,polycons,polydiv,polymult,polytrunc,polyval

Polynomials in Euler are stored in vectors starting with the constant coefficient. polyval(p,x) : Evaluates p at x. polycons(v) : A polynomial with zeros v(i). polydiv(p,q) : {h,r}, where h is the result p/q and r the remainder. polymult(p,q) : Computes p*q. polyadd(p,q) : Computes p+q. polytrunc(p) : Truncates zero coefficients. >p=polycons(1:5), real(polysolve(p)) [ -120 274 -225 85 -15 1 ] [ 1 3 4 2 5 ] >polyval(p,1:5) [ 0 0 0 0 0 ] See:

polysolve (Mathematical Functions),

polyroot (Euler Core),

cheb (Mathematical Functions)

polyroot

polyroot(p,x) : Computes the root near x. These functions use a Newton method close to the 0, and a descent method away from a zero. See:

polyval (Euler Core),

polycons (Euler Core),

polysolve (Mathematical Functions)

With the following routines, and some utility functions described in other files, it is possible to write to files, and read from files.

For more advanced functions to read and write matrices or other values, see Elementary File Input and Output.

changedir,path,load,home,homedir,userdir,start,eulerhome

Euler files (*.e) contain sequences of commands or definitions of functions. They can be loaded with "load filename" or with the load(filename) function. It is not possible to load files inside functions. One loaded file can load another file. To skip parts of the file use lines containing "comment" and "endcomment" or "stopload". load(string) : loads an Euler file (*.e) Interprets the file until it ends or until "stopload" is found. Inside a loaded file, another file can be loaded. changedir(string) : Changes the current directory. Returns the new directory. If the string is empty, it only returns the current directory. Note that the directory is changed automatically, if a new notebook is loaded or saved. cd name : Change the directory to this file You can also use cd(expression), or cd "name". "cd" prints the current directory. home() : The home directory of the current notebook userhome() : The home directory of the user eulerhome() : The subdirectory Euler uf userhome(). If the directory does not yet exist, it will be created. You should use this for temporary files. userdir() : The "Euler Files" directory. start() : The directory, where Euler started. path(string) : Sets a path to look for Euler files. The load command will look through this path and choose the first available file. The path items must be separated by a semicolon. An example is ".;myspecial". This should not be changed by the user. load filename : loads an Euler file. The name may be included in double quotes, or in round brackets (if it is a string expression). The command can also be used in a file to load another file. >filename=eulerhome()+"test.txt" C:\Users\Rene\Euler\test.txt >open(filename,"w"); writeln("First Line"); writeln("Second Line"); close(); >printfile(filename) First Line Second Line >fileremove(filename) >changedir(eulerhome()); >changedir(home()); >cd See:

comment (Euler Core),

endcomment (Euler Core),

printfile (Elementary File Input and Output),

printfile (Maxima Documentation),

open (Euler Core)

searchfile,dir,fileremove,filecopy,fileexists

searchfile(pattern) : Searches for the file pattern. searchfile() : Searches the next file with this pattern. fileremove(file) : Removes a file filecopy(name1,name2) : Copies a file. fileexists(name) : File exists? See:

dir (Euler Core),

dir (Elementary File Input and Output)

open,close,eof

Euler can keep one file open for input and another file for output. open(filename[,type]) : opens a file with type="r","w","rb","wb" Opens for reading (type is "r") or writing (type is "w"). Binary mode can be achieved with "rb" or "wb". Default type is "r". close() : closes all opened files. eof() : returns 1, if the file is read completely. See:

putchar (Euler Core),

putword (Euler Core)

putchar,putword,putlongword,putuchar,putuword,putulong

putchar(c) : puts a character to a previous opened file. c is the ascii code of the character. putuchar(c) put c as unsigned character. putword(x) : puts x a s two bytes to the file. putuword(x) : put x as unsigned word. putlongword(x) : puts x as four bytes to the file. putulongword(x) : The unsigned thing. These functions use the internal format. They are useful for binary output. For writing text, use write() and writeln(). See:

write (Euler Core),

getstring (Euler Core),

open (Euler Core),

close (Euler Core),

close (Maxima Documentation)

getword,getlongword,getuchar,getuword,getulongword,getline

getchar() : reads one character from the file. getuchar() : for unsigned characters. getchar(n) : reads n characters, and returns in a 1xn vector. getword() : reads a word. getuword() : reads an unsigned word. getword(n) : reads n words. getlongword() : reads a long word. getulongword() : reads an unsigned long word. getlongword(n) : reads n long words. getline() : returns a line from the file. See:

write (Euler Core),

getstring (Euler Core),

open (Euler Core),

close (Euler Core),

close (Maxima Documentation)

getstring,write,writeln

getstring(n) : reads a string of length from an opened file. write(string) : writes a string to the open file. writeln(string) : writes a string to a line in the open file. See:

open (Euler Core),

close (Euler Core),

close (Maxima Documentation)

urlopen,urlclose,urlgetline,urleof

EMT can get a connection to an internet URL for reading. It can read line by line from this URL. urlopen(string) : Opens the connection urlgetleine() : Read a line from the URL. urlclose() : Closes the connection urleof() : End of file for reached? See : open, toutf, fromutf

As mentioned in the section about strings, strings can hold expressions. Expressions can be evaluated using the evaluate function or its short form string(), resp. string(parameters). For examples, read the following introduction.

eval,@(,evaluate,error,errorlevel

eval("f",v,...) : calls the function f with parameters v,... This is obsolete, because f(v,...) will work for strings containing function names and also for strings containing expressions. "expression"(...) : Euler evaluates strings containing expressions. Note that expressions in Euler are by default expected to be expressions in x, y, and z. Functions, of course, can use any variable name. The parameters of an expression in expr(...) are assigned to x, y, and z in this order. Additional parameters can be assigned using the form var=... Evaluating an expression will use global variables, besides the arguments passed to the evaluations. Global variables will be used even if there is a local variable with the same name in the function which contains the evaluation. Expressions can be contained in call collections. The call collection will then be of the form {{expression,parameter,...}}. This is just a shortcut to expression(parameter,...). A string of the form "@(a,b,c,...) expression" is evaluated as the expression with parameters a,b,c etc. This works like an anonymous function. It should be preferred to store functions in functions, not in strings, however. evaluate(expression) : evaluates the expression string. This is obsolete, since expression() will do the same, and variables expression(x,y,z) will assign local variables x, y and z. Additional parameters can be assigned as var=... Global variables can be used. error(string) : issues an error and prints the message string. errorlevel(string) : evaluate the string It returns the result, and 0 if no error, else the error number. >function f(x) := x^3+x >f(0.5) 0.625 >eval("f",0.5) 0.625 >"f"(0.5) 0.625 >expr="x^3+x"; >expr(0.5) 0.625 >expr:="a*x^3+x"; >expr(0.5,a=1) 0.625 >expr="@(a) a^3+a"; >expr(0.5) 0.625 >errorlevel("1/0") 1 See:

evaluate (Euler Core),

expreval (Basic Utilities),

collection (Euler Core)

Euler contains an interval arithmetic. Most built-in mathematical functions and operators can handle intervals.

The basic rule of interval arithmetic is that the result is an interval containing all possible results that can occur, if an input parameter is chosen for each parameter interval. Note, that if the same interval occurs twice in the parameter list, the intervals are independent. See the documentation for more details.

For interval algorithms see @"interval". For an introduction, visit the following notebooks.

diameter,middle,left,right

right(w) : right end of the interval w. left(w) : left end of the interval w. diameter(w) : right(w)-left(w) These functions are functions for intervals, but they works for real numbers too. See:

~ (Euler Core),

~ (Maxima Documentation)

interval,~,±

interval(a,b) : the interval [a,b]. ~a,b~ : the interval [a,b]. a±d : is like ~a-d,a+d~ (use shift-F8 for ?) ~a~ : returns an interval [a-eps,a+eps]. >1±0.05 ~0.95,1.1~ >~-1,1~ ~-1,1~ >~4~ ~3.999999999999999,4.000000000000002~ See:

middle (Euler Core),

left (Euler Core),

right (Euler Core),

expand (Euler Core),

expand (Maxima Documentation),

intersects (Euler Core),

|| (Euler Core)

intersects,<<,<<=,expand

intersects(a,b) : tests two intervals on non-empty intersection. a<<b : true if a is contained in b. a<<=b : true if a is contained in or equal to b. expand(x,d) : Expands a real number or an interval to a larger interval The interval [x-d,x+d], if x is real, and an interval of d times the diameter of x, if x is an interval. >~2~ << expand(2,epsilon) 1 >expand(2,epsilon) << ~2~ 0 See:

interval (Euler Core),

|| (Euler Core)

Euler has the primary plot routines plot2d and plot3d. The following functions should only be used for special purposes. For more information, read the following notebooks.

plots

Euler uses an external window for plots, but it can also copy plots to the text window. The preferred way to plot is via the utility functions plot2d and plot3d. These functions can plot - 2D and 3D functions and parametric curves or surfaces - implicit function of two or three variables - anaglyph, contour, or level line plots - user animated 2D and 3D plots - complex nets See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

plot3d (Plot Functions),

plot3d (Maxima Documentation)

aspect,getaspect

aspect(x) : Sets the aspect ratio of the plot window. x=0 resets to the default values. This function will disable the "Graphics Window" settings in "Set Aspect" until aspect(0) or a restart of Euler. getaspect() : Gets the current aspect ratio of the Euler window. See:

aspect (Euler Core),

aspect (Plot Functions)

frame

frame() : Draws the frame around the plot. The frame size is the graphics window minus the boundary for labels. framecolor(color) : Sets the color for the frame. The white color 0 prevents the frame from drawing. See:

shrinkwindow (Plot Functions),

fullwindow (Plot Functions),

window (Plot Functions)

coordinates

Euler uses plot coordinates or screen coordinates. The screen coordinates always range from 0 to 1024, no matter if the actual screen format is square or rectangle. These coordinates are only used by elementary plot functions, and should not be used by the normal user. Plot coordinates are set by the recent plot. They refer to an area in the plane. See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

setplot (Euler Core),

setplot (Plot Functions)

hold,holding,clg

Note that these functions should not be used with plot2d and plot3d. To add another plot use add=1 for plot2d. hold : toggles holding of the graphics on or off. This applies to the fact that plot clears the graphics normally. hold on : toggles holding on. hold off : toggles holding off. holding() : The holding state. holding(f) : sets the holding state. f should be 1 or 0. Returns the old state. clg : clears the graphics screen. See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

plot (Euler Core),

plot (Plot Functions)

huegrid,solidhue,solidhuecontour,subgrid

huegrid(flag) : Turn the grid on or off. subgrid([ni,nj]) : Skip ni, nj gridlines in solid ior solidhue plots. Only grid lines i,j equal to 0 modulo ni,nj are drawn. This is used by plot3d to generate nice looking solid and hue plots. Instead of these functions, use parameters of plot3d. See:

plot3d (Plot Functions),

plot3d (Maxima Documentation),

solid (Euler Core),

subgrid (Euler Core),

subgrid (Plot Functions),

huecolor (Euler Core)

keepsquare

keepsquare(f) : sets a flag to determine the autoscaling. If the flag is on, autoscaling will keep the y coordinates the same range as the x coordinates. See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

plot (Euler Core),

plot (Plot Functions)

plot,linestyle,setplot,linewidth,style

These functions should be replaced by the various options of plot2d. plot(x,y) : connects the points x(i),y(i) with lines. The coordinates are plot coordinates, which are set before the plot from the range of x and y, unless setplot() has not been called before, or scaling is turned off. y can contain more rows as x. This will plot x,y[r] for all rows of y simultaneously. plot() : The x and y plot range (1x4 vector [x1,x2,y1,y2]). setplot([x1,x2,y1,y2]) : sets the plot coordinates. scaling(f) : Sets the scaling flag. Returns the previous value. linewidth(n) : Sets the width of the line. Returns the old width. style(string) : Sets line styles and marker styles. Ignores wrong styles or style=none. These functions should no longer be used and are replaced by plot2d. See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

rgb (Plot Functions)

mark,markwithcolor,markersize,markerstyle

mark(x,y) : Works like plot, but does not connect the points. Use plot2d with >points instead of this function. markwithcolor(x,y,c) : Uses the color c to mark x and y. This is used plot3d to mark points in 3D with different colors. markersize(n) : Sets the marker size in screen coordinates. See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

coordinates (Euler Core),

markerstyle (Euler Core)

bar,barcolor,barRGB,polygon

These functions should be replaced by the various options of plot2d. bar([xl,yu,w,h]) : Draws a rectangle Use upper left coordinates (xl,yu), and lower right coordinates (xl+w,yu+h) in screen coordinates. The fill style is set with barstyle, and the color with barcolor. barcolor([n]) : Sets the color index for the bar. Returns the old color. barRGB(r,g,b) : Plots a matrix of red-green-blue values. The values r,g,b must of same size with values between 0 and 1. polygon(x,y,f) : Filled curve with optional outline. The fill style is set with barstyle, and the fill color with barcolor. See:

color (Euler Core),

color (Maxima Documentation),

plotbar (Plot Functions),

polygon (Euler Core),

polygon (Maxima Documentation),

barstyle (Euler Core)

style,barstyle,markerstyle,linestyle

barstyle(string) : Sets the fill style for bars and polygons. Available are "#" for solid colors, "#O" or "O#" for solid colors with black boundary, "O" for boundaries only, "\", "/" "\/", "+", "-", "|" for hatched styles. linestyle(string) : Sets the linestyle. Available line styles are "-" solid, "--" dashed, "." dotted, "-." for dash-dotted, ".-." and "-.-" for dash-dotted, or "->" for arrows. There is also an invisible style "i". Returns the previous value. markerstyle(string) : Sets the style for the markers. Available styles are "<>", "[]", "o", ".", "..", "...", "..#", "+", "|", "-" or "*", and "<>#", "[]#", "o#" for filled markers, and "<>w", "[]w", "ow" for markers filled with the background color. These style functions return the old style, so that the plot function can reset the previous style. This is necessary, since some plot functions do not set the style, but use the global style. style(string) : Set the style of lines and points. Combines line styles like ".", markerstyles like "m.", and barstyles like "b/". Does not return the old style. See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

plot (Euler Core),

plot (Plot Functions),

mark (Euler Core),

mark (Plot Functions),

bar (Euler Core)

plotcubes

plotcubes(M,[color]) : plots lines of M as cubes in 3D. The lines contain [x1,y1,z1,x2,y2,z2] with lower and upper limits for the sides of the cubes. The cubes are drawn in the order of the lines. The utility function plotcubes() sorts the cubes properly. Each cube can have a different color in the optional color vector. See:

plot3d (Plot Functions),

plot3d (Maxima Documentation),

plot3dbars (Plot Functions),

plotcubes (Euler Core),

plotcubes (Plot Functions),

rgb (Plot Functions)

addpage,deletepages,showpage,pages,copytopage,copyfrompage

Functions for animation of plots in Euler. Pages are hidden graphics. The user can add as many pages as the memory permits. The idea is to create these pages once, and then play them in an animated sequence. It is possible to hide the current page during the creation of the sequence by showing some other fixed page. Pages 1 and 2 can be combined for an anaglyph view. The graphics function (usually plot3d) will plot on both pages with a slightly different view. The combination merges both graphics in such a way, that the use of red/cyan glasses is possible. addpage() : Copies the graphics to a new page. deletepages() : Deletes all pages. showpage(n) : Shows the page number n (1 to number of pages). If n is 0, it shows the normal graphics. You can show page 1, and draw on page 0. showpage(-1) : combines page 1 and 2 to an anaglyph image, and sets the graphics to anaglyph mode. This is cancelled with a new plot or clg(). pages() : The number of pages. copytopage(n), copyfrompage(n) : Copies to or from the page number n to the current graphics See:

animate (Plot Functions),

anaglyph (Euler Core),

plot3d (Plot Functions),

plot3d (Maxima Documentation)

anaglyph,setanaglyph

Anaglyph plot in Euler are realized by combining the pages 1 and 2 to a single rec/cyan image with the command "showpage(-1)". Both pages should contain two views of the same 3D scene with a slight different view. setanaglyph(a) : Tilts the current view with the angle a to the right. See:

pages (Euler Core)

mesh,meshbar,meshfactor

Obsolete. Use plot3d instead. mesh(A) : Plots a simple 3D plot of a(i,j) over a grid of points (i,j). meshbar(A) : Works like mesh(A) with bars. The plot consists of columns of height a(i,j). Works for 1xn vectors too. meshfactor(f) : Dumps the mesh with the factor (0 to 1) in height. See:

plot3d (Plot Functions),

plot3d (Maxima Documentation)

solid,wire,fillcolor,project,view,twosides

These are elementary functions for plotting. In most cases, they should be regarded as obsolete. Use plot3d instead. solid(x,y,z) : Plots a solid 3D plots of points x(i,j), y(i,j), z(i,j). I.e., a rectangular grid (x,y) is mapped to these points. The two sided may have different colors, unless the twosides flag is off. Take care that the mapping is one-to-one and the plot does not self-intersect. solid(x,y,z,i) : Does not connect the i-th row to the i+1-th row. This produces disconnected solid plots. solid(x,y,z,i,h,w,v,l) : Solid plot with shading and levels. This is the basic function for plot3d, which should be used instead. h is a matrix of hue values (between 0 and 1) for the shading. w is a matrix of values for each matrix point. v is either a row vector of level lines, which should be drawn, or a 2xn matrix of ranges of level lines. In case of ranges, the areas in each triangle between two bounds of each range are drawn with the contour color. v is ignored, if it is none. l is a 1x2 vector of limits. If limits is none or not a valid range, it is ignored. Triangles are clipped to these limits. wire(x,y,z) : Like solid, but does not fill the plot. fillcolor([n,m]) : sets the fill colors for both sides. n,m are color indices (0..15) or rgb colors. project(x,y,z) : Projects the coordinates to the screen, Just as in a solid or wired plot. Returns {vx,vy,vd}, where vx and vy are the screen coordinates, and vd is the distance to the eye. To mark a point in 3D, use this function, then fromscreen() and finally mark(), since mark works with plot coordinates. view([d,f,a,b]) : Sets the viewpoint of the camera. d the camera distance to 0, f is the zoom factor, a the angle from the negative x axis and b the angle in height (measured in radial coordinates). twosides(f) : Turns the different colors for solid plots on or off. See:

plot3d (Plot Functions),

plot3d (Maxima Documentation),

contourcolor (Euler Core),

color (Euler Core),

color (Maxima Documentation),

fromscreen (Plot Functions),

mark (Euler Core),

mark (Plot Functions),

solidhue (Euler Core),

solidhue (Plot Functions)

color,wirecolor,huecolor,contourcolor,setcolor,resetcolors

color(n) : Sets the color for the plot. Ignores n=none. It returns the current color if n is missing. The color can either be an index (0..15), or a RGB color, defined by the "rgb" function. Returns the old value. The predefined colors are: white=0,black=1,red=2,green=3,blue=4, cyan=5, olive=6, lightgray=7, gray=8, darkgray=9, orange=10, lightgreen=11, turquoise=12, lightblue=13, lightorange=14, yellow=15. These names are defined as constants. If the color is a vector of colors, each element will be used for one row of a plot of a matrix. wirecolor(n) : Sets the color of the wires. Ignores n=none. huecolor(n) : Sets the color for the shading. Ignores n=none. If the color=-1, then the hue determines the color, and if color=-2 the hue is translated into a spectral shading. contourcolor(n) : Set the color for contours. Ignores n=none. setcolor(i,red,green,blue) : Sets the color number i Red, green, blue are for all future plots. The values must be in in [0,1]. The colors can also be set in the Euler menu. The colors are reset at each start of Euler. This function is not necessary for single plots, since colors can be set individually, using e.g. color=rgb(r,g,b). The colors set in this way are not saved by Euler globally. resetcolors() : resets all colors to the default values. See:

rgb (Plot Functions),

solid (Euler Core)

hatchgridsize,pixel

hatchgridsize(pixels) : Sets the grid size for hatched fills. The grid size will be set to a multiple of 8. pixel() : The width and height of a screen pixel in plot coordinates. This helps avoiding unnecessary computations in the plot routines, especially for adaptive plots. See:

toscreen (Plot Functions),

fromscreen (Plot Functions)

mouse,mousedrag,mousepos,mousestate

mouse() : mouse() or mouse(string). Waits for mouse click or key. Waits until the user has clicked into the plot window. Returns the x,y-coordinates in plot coordinates. If the user pressed a key, the function will return the key, not an 1x2 vector. mousedrag() : Waits for mouse or keyboard events. The function returns {flag,m,time}, where flag is 0 for keyboard events, 1 for mouse down, 2 for dragging, 3 for mouse up. The result m contains the mouse position or the keyboard code. The time is the time of the event in milliseconds. mousestate() : 0 for mouse down and 1 for mouse up. mousepos() : The current mouse position in plot coordinates. See:

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation),

setplotm (Plot Functions),

fromscreen (Plot Functions),

toscreen (Plot Functions),

dragvalues (Plot Functions)

ctext,rtext,text,vtext,vctext,vutext,vcutext,textheight,textwidth,textcolor

The text functions draw text to the graphics window. The font is fixed, and can be changed globally. These functions use screen coordinates. To label anything in a 2D plot, use "label". text(string,[n,m]) : Draws the string to screen coordinates n,m The screen is aligned at the upper left edge. All text functions work in the form text(string,n,m) too. ctext(string,[n,m]) : Draws the string horizontally centered. vtext(string,[n,m]) : Draws a string downward. vctext(string,[n,m]) : Draws a string downward centered. vutext(string,[n,m]) : Draws a string upwards. vcutext(string,[n,m]) : Draws a string upwards centered. rtext(string,[n,m]) : Draws it right aligned. textheight() : The maximal text height. textwidth() : The average text character width. textcolor([n]) : sets the color index for text (0..15), or returns the current color only. See:

label (Plot Functions),

label (Maxima Documentation),

coordinates (Euler Core)

setfont

setfont(lines,name) : Sets the graphics font. This sets a font with size and name for one session. The font is automatically applied to the current graphics. Euler can currently use only one font. The default is "Courier New" and 40 lines per screen. If the name is blank, the font is not changed. Use this for special purposes or for small prints, where larger font sizes are important. The utility function setfont(fontsize,size,name) provides a better interface. setfont() : Resets the old font size and name. See:

setfont (Euler Core),

setfont (Basic Utilities)

density

density(A) : Draws the elements a(i,j) it uses darker and lighter values in a square grid seen from above. You should scale the matrix to [0,1) since only the fractional part is used. Use plot2d instead. See:

contour (Euler Core),

contour (Maxima Documentation)

getred,getgreen,getblue,putred,putgreen,putblue

These functions transfer one RGB encrypted pixel color to red, green, blue values in the interval [0,1], and reverse. Used by loadpixels(), savepixels(), and by rgb(r,g,b), getrgb(x). getred(x) : Gets the red part of an RGB color getgreen(x) : Gets the green part of an RGB color getblue(x) : Gets the blue part of an RGB color putred(x) : RGB color with this red part putgreen(x) : RGB color with this green part putblue(x) : RGB color with this blue part See:

rgb (Plot Functions),

getrgb (Plot Functions),

loadrgb (Euler Core),

savergb (Euler Core)

loadrgb,savergb

Load and save an array of pixels into an image file of PNG format. loadrgb(filename) : loads a PNG into an RGB array savergb(x,filename) : saves an RGB array into a PNG file To convert the RGB format to its channels, use getred, getgreen, getblue, or getrgb. To convert the channels into an RGB format use rgb. See:

rgb (Plot Functions),

getred (Euler Core),

getgreen (Euler Core),

getblue (Euler Core),

putred (Euler Core),

putgreen (Euler Core),

putblue (Euler Core),

getrgb (Plot Functions)

contour

Use plot2d or plot3d instead. contour(A,v) : Draws contour lines of a(i,j) at heights v(k). a(i,j) is interpreted as the values of a function f at (i,j). Note, that i and j are always scaled to a square grid, unless you specify a non-square plot window. The function does not draw the plot coordinates, so they must be set manually using e.g. xplot. The advanced utility function plot2d should be used instead of this elementary function. See:

density (Euler Core),

density (Plot Functions),

fcontour (Plot Functions),

contourcolor (Euler Core)

plotarea,fullplotarea,margin

plotarea(x,y) : Determines the necessary plot range fullplotarea() : Returns the full plot area including margin. This works like plot(), but takes care of margins. margin(x) : Sets a margin between 0 and 1 around the plot. Use the parameters of plot2d instead. See:

plot (Euler Core),

plot (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Plot Functions),

plot2d (Maxima Documentation)

insimg,loadimg,loadanaglyph

insimg(n,"name",flag,crop) : Inserts the graphics into the notebook. The graphics is scaled to n lines. "name" is optional and appended to the file name on export. flag is for anti-aliasing, and crop for the crop (1x4 vector). This function is overloaded with a more comfortable function. loadimg(n,"filename",flag) : Loads an image into the notebook. Loads a graphics from a file with maximal height n. If larger, the graphics scales down. loadanaglyph(n,"left,"right") : Generates an anaglyph. Loads two graphic files and combines them to one anaglyph image. The files must have the same size, and be at least 16x16. The image is inserted into the notebook with height at most n. For these three functions there are service functions with more flexible parameters. See:

insimg (Euler Core),

insimg (Plot Functions),

loadimg (Euler Core),

loadimg (Plot Functions),

loadanaglyph (Euler Core),

loadanaglyph (Plot Functions)

postscript,pswindow

postscript "file.ps" dumps the graphics to the file in postscript format. To set the size of the output in cm, use pswindow([w,h]). w=h=15 is the default.

The most part of Euler is programmed in the Euler language itself. These programs are interpreted, which makes them slower than the built-in functions. For practical purposes, the speed difference is very often negligible, especially, if the programs use the matrix language of Euler.

For an introduction to the programming see the following notebook.

function,endfunction,return,parameter,none,alias

A function in Euler has the following form. function name (parameter names) ... return ... ... endfunction A function can contain more than one return statement. If the function does not contain a return statement, it returns "none", a string with one character equal to 1. This result will yield no output. If the function line in the notebook ends with three dots ..., the function can be interpreted with one stroke of the return key. To edit such a function use the internal editor with F9, or click into the body of the function to edit the function. See:

Keyboard (Overview) >function f(x) ... $ if x>0 then return x^3 $ else return x^3 $ endif; $endfunction One-line functions return only the result of a simple expression. They are defined in the following simplified form. >function f(x) := x^x >f(1:5) [ 1 4 27 256 3125 ] A function can return multiple values. The syntax uses {...}. The return values can be assigned to variables. >function sort2 (a,b) ... $ if a<b then return {a,b} $ else return {b,a} $endfunction >{c,d}=sort2(5,4); [c,d] [ 4 5 ] If the return values are used as arguments to other functions, only the first one is used by default. This can be changed with the args modifier. There are functions, which cannot be called. The purpose of these functions is to provide help in the usual form for DLL functions, or for Maxima functions. Use the keyword comment to define such functions. function comment name (parameters) ## Comment ... endfunction You can define an alias name for a function with alias original aliasname See:

return (Euler Core),

return (Maxima Documentation),

parameters (Euler Core),

## (Euler Core),

protect (Euler Core),

overwrite (Euler Core),

maxima (Euler Core),

symbolic (Euler Core),

dll (Euler Core)

repeat,break,continue,while,until,end,for,loop,#,index

repeat; ...; end; This is an eternal loop. until condition; while condition; These statements must be inside a repeat loop. The until statement finishes the loop if the condition is true. It jumps after the end of the loop. The while statement finishes the loop if the condition is false. for i=n to m; ...; end; for i=n to m step i; ...; end; v=...; for x=v; ...; end; This is the for loop. It can also be used to iterate through a row or column vector v as above. Changing v, or the loop step, or the end values inside the for loop has no effect on the loop. The vector v is copied to an allocated memory area. Again, return or break end the loop. loop 1 to n; ...; end; This is a faster loop. The loop index can be called with index() or with the special symbol #. Again, return or break end the loop. break; continue; Each loop can be finished with return or break (usually in an if statement), where break jumps to the end of the loop. The continue command jumps to the start of the loop. >function test ... $ s=0; $ n=1; $ repeat $ s=s+1/n; $ while s<10; $ n=n+1; $ end; $ return n; $endfunction >test 12367 Loops can also be used in the command line, as long as they fit into one line. >s=0; loop 1 to 10; s=s+#; end; s, 55 >s=0; for i=1:10; s=s+i; end; s, 55 >s=0; for i=1 to 10; s=s+i; end; s, 55 >s=0; i=1; repeat; s=s+i; i=i+1; until i>10; end; s, 55 >s=0; i=1; repeat; s=s+i; i=i+1; while i<=10; end; s, 55 See:

not (Euler Core),

not (Maxima Documentation),

and (Euler Core),

and (Maxima Documentation),

or (Euler Core),

or (Maxima Documentation)

if,elseif,endif,else,then

if condition then ...; endif; if condition then ...; else; ...; endif; if condition then ...; elseif condition; ...; endif; if condition then ...; elseif condition; ...; else; ...; endif; The command "then" can be omitted, though this is not encouraged. The commands can be used in the command line, as long as they fit into a single line. Note that loops and ifs cannot be used in one-line functions. >function signumstr (x) $ if x<0 then return "negative" $ elseif x==0 then return "zero" $ else return "positive" $endfunction >signumstr(-1), signumstr(0), signumstr(1) negative zero positive See:

not (Euler Core),

not (Maxima Documentation),

and (Euler Core),

and (Maxima Documentation),

or (Euler Core),

or (Maxima Documentation)

argn,totalargn,args,getarg,arg1,arg2,arg3

The arg... group of functions gives you access to unnamed arguments of functions. Unnamed arguments get the default names arg1, arg2, arg3, ... and can be accessed by this name or by the argument number. argn() : The number of arguments, given to the function. args(n) : returns all arguments from the n-th argument on, getarg(n) : get the n-th argument to a function call. args() : ll parameters from the first unnamed argument or the first argument after the semicolon ";" (semicolon parameters). Note that args() can deliver multiple returns which have the args flag (see the documentation for "return"). They can all be used as arguments to another function. In the following example, we pass a function as a parameter to another function, which calls it with args. >function f(a,b,c) := a*b*c >function g(h) := h(args()) >g("f";5,6,7) 210 See:

function (Euler Core),

return (Euler Core),

return (Maxima Documentation)

comment,endcomment,skipcomment,//,/*,*/,##,..,...

comment .... endcomment Brackets for a comment in a file. The load command will show the comment, unless this is turned off. comment and endcomment must be on a line of their own. comments on : turns comments on. comments off : turns comments off. skipcomment .... endcomment Like comment, but will never print. /* .... */ Shortcut for skipcomment. In functions /* ... */ can also be used. // is a one line comment, which is removed from a function definition. In functions, lines starting with ## are the help text for the function, if they follow the function header immediately. Otherwise, they are ordinary comment, but will not be removed from the function body. So they are visible with "type function". .. skips rest of this line and continues with next line. ... works like .., but sends all lines as a multi-line command. See:

load (Euler Core),

load (Maxima Documentation),

function (Euler Core)

parameters,arguments

Parameters of functions can have default values. If the parameter has a default value in the function definition as in f(x,n=3), this value is used, unless two arguments are passed to f. If a parameter is missing as in h(x,,4), the default value for the second parameter is used. >function f(x,a=5) := a*x >f(2) 10 >f(2,3) 6 Parameters with default values can be set with assigned arguments in the form "f(10,a=5)". This allows very flexible functions, where the order of the assigned arguments does not matter. A shortcut for a boolean assigned argument is ">a" (for a=1) or "<a" for (a=0). Moreover, "=a" will set an assigned parameter with the same value as the variable "a" in the calling program. By default, it is only possible to pass arguments with values if the corresponding parameter with default value does exist. But the modifier "allowassigned" in the definition of the functions allows additional assigned arguments. These arguments work like variables in the function. Parameters of functions are passed by value, unless the parameter name starts with %... (See the "global" command for global variables). Even, if the parameter is passed by reference, it can only change its value, not its type. If it is a matrix, it cannot change its size. >a=4; >function change$x (x) ... $ x=5; $endfunction >change$x(a); a, 4 >function change$x (%x) ... $ %x=5; $endfunction >change$x(a); a, 5 Vectors and matrices are passed by reference. So if you change elements those elements will be changed in the original matrix. The matrix cannot be replaced completely, however. Even "v=v" in the function already copies the matrix argument "v" to a local copy. >v=1:5 [ 1 2 3 4 5 ] >function change$w (w) ... $ w[1]=2; $endfunction >change$w(v); >v [ 2 2 3 4 5 ] If the call contains a semicolon instead of the colon to separate the parameters as in f(x,y;4,5), the parameters 4,5 are extra parameters, which can be passed from f to other functions using the args() function. These parameters are called semicolon parameters. For an example, see the "args" function. Semicolon parameters can not be used inside a function, and can only be uses via the args() function as parameters for other functions. References to variables, which are given as a semicolon parameter, are visible however. This does even work in evaluations of expressions, when args() is used in the parameter list of the evaluation. >expr="a*x"; >function f(expr) := expr(2,args()); >function g(expr,a) := f(expr;a) >g(expr,4) 8 Parameters can be restricted in the types of the values they can be assigned to, when the function is called. Possible restrictions are real, complex, interval, integer: include scalars, vectors or matrices scalar: no vector, no matrix vector: row vector, includes scalar column: column vector, includes scalar numerical: not a string or compressed matrix string: excludes vector of strings cpx: compressed matrix positive, nonnegative: additional hint These types can be combined. E.g., "complex vector" will accept all row vectors of type complex or real. There are the shortcuts number = real scalar natural = non-negative integer index = positive integer scalar indices = positive integer vector These parameter types are restrictions. There is one parameter type, which is not a restriction. none: Allows the special string none for this parameter. This is automatically assigned to a parameter with default value none. >function f(x:number) := x^2 >f(1:5) Function f needs a scalar for x Error in : f(1:5) ^ >f(5) 25 The scalar type is often necessary. To allow for a vector, use "map". Assigned parameters are parameters with a default value as in f(x,y,c=5). These parameters must be the last parameters in the parameter list, even after semicolon parameters. As a special convenience >c is equivalent to c=true, and <c is equivalent to c=false. Boolean parameters are often used in plot2d and plot3d. Arguments can be passed to a function with no parameters. The function names these parameters as "argX", where X is the position number of the parameter. Additional arguments are not possible for functions with parameters. In this case the parameter and argument counts must agree. See:

args (Euler Core),

args (Maxima Documentation),

argn (Euler Core),

useglobal (Euler Core),

global (Euler Core)

useglobal,global,setglobal

useglobal : Allows reference to global variables in functions. global variable: Allows reference to a global variable in functions. setglobal variable: Sets the variable global in all functions. Note that useglobal is set in all one-line functions automatically. >function f(x) $ useglobal; // alternatively: global a; $ return a*x; $endfunction >a=4; f(2) 8 See:

function (Euler Core)

map

Vectorization Mathematical functions implemented in Euler functions should be ready to handle vector input. Often, this is automatic. But if the function contains conditional branches, or other more complicated routines, that might not be the case. To make sure, you can plot the functions and use them in numerical routines, you can define the function as a map function at compile time. function map f (x:scalar; p:vector) ... In this case, f will map to the elements of a vector x. I.e., it will compute the value for each element of x one by one. All parameters after a semicolon are excluded from the mapping. It is also possible to map a function at run time. Use either of the following commands. map("f",X,Y,...) : maps the function f to the elements of X,Y. fmap(X,Y,...) : does the same. The mapping obeys the rules of the Euler matrix language. The result of f must be a scalar numerical value. Parameters after a semicolon instead of a comma are protected from the mapping, and are used as they are. You can map to a function with no result (return missing). The map function will return no result too. No result is simulated in Euler with the value none. The following function restricts to a number, but since "map" is used, it can map itself to vectors or matrices. It will still not work for complex scalars or matrices. >function map test (x:number) ... $ if x<0 then return 0 $ else return x^2 $endfunction >test(-1:1) [ 0 0 1 ] See:

function (Euler Core),

none (Euler Core)

protect,overwrite

protect: protect all current function definitions and variables from overwriting. Variables starting with default... are not protected. The protection can be ignored with a global flag in the Euler menu. overwrite: keyword to enable the redefinition of a protected function. Functions can be protected just as built-in functions. By default, protected functions can not be redefined. But the overwrite keyword unlocks the protection. function overwrite f (...) ... See:

function (Euler Core)

trace,traceif

Traces Euler functions. trace : toggle trace mode trace on,off : set trace mode trace function : toggles tracing the function While tracing is on, the following keys are available. cursor down : single step cursor right : step over subroutines cursor up : go until return cursor left : end trace insert : evaluate expression escape : abort execution In functions, it is useful to start tracing conditionally. traceif condition : start tracing, if the condition is true You can then inspect local values at this point, and continue execution with the cursor left key. trace errors : trace on errors This is useful to start tracing on errors. The user can inspect variables. In a function, only local variables are available. An empty input aborts the execution.

{,},multiple

return {a,b,c} : Returns multiple values from a function. {a,b,c}=f(...) : Assigns these values to variables. A{k} : The k-th element of the matrix A, as if A was flattened to a row matrix. Equivalent to redim(A,1,prod(size(A)))[k], but faster. Indices out of bounds produce an error. This works for string matrices too. A{i,j} : The i,j-th element of the matrix A, often like A[i,j]. But for vectors, the index exceeding 1 will be set to 1. This allows functions obeying the matrix language of Euler, since f(A,B) will work for a row vector A and B, combining the proper elements, if A{i,j} and B{i,j} are combined. A{i,j} cannot be used for assignments. Indices out of bounds produce an error. See:

= (Euler Core),

= (Maxima Documentation),

{{ (Euler Core),

}} (Euler Core)

{{,}},collection,call

Collections in EMT can contain any other data type. They are behave like immutable lists. Use collections to return multiple values from a function in one EMT object (in contrast to multiple returns). {{a,b,c,...}} : Creates a collection of objects Collections can also catch multiple returns of a function. >c={{sort(y)}} Moreover, collections can be executed, if the first element is the name of a function or an expression. We call this a "call collection". The rest of the list is passed to the function as extra parameters. This is an alternative to semicolon parameters in calls to plot functions or numerical algorithms. >function f(x,a) := a*x^2 >plot2d({{"f",5}},-1,1): In expressions, the extra parameters (besides the default x,y,...) must be named elements of the collection. >L={{"sin(a*x)",a=6}}; L(4) See:{,},glist,;,evaluate

operator,postfix,prefix,strong

function operator op (x,y) := ... function postfix f (x) := ... function prefix g (x) := ... Define operators and postfix functions. Usage: 4 op 5 5 f g "test" The operators bind weakly. 1 + 5 op 6 + 1 -> (1+5) op (6+1) The modifier "strong" makes them bind strongly. >function strong operator op (x,y) := ... >1 + 5 op 6 + 1 // is like: 1 + (5 op 6) + 1 There is no strong version of prefix functions.

There are more numerical algorithms in Euler than these core functions. You find an overview on the following pages.

and in some other introduction notebooks.nelder,brent

brent("f",a,d,eps) : returns a minimum close to a. The function goes away from a with step size d until it finds a good interval to start a fast iteration. Additional parameters are passed to f. The function fmin is recommended instead of this function. nelder("f",v,d,eps) : return a minimum close to v. For functions f(v), accepting 1xn vectors v. The parameter d is the initial simplex size. eps is the final accuracy. See:

nelder (Euler Core),

nelder (Numerical Algorithms),

neldermin (Numerical Algorithms),

brentmin (Numerical Algorithms),

fmin (Numerical Algorithms),

fmax (Numerical Algorithms)

runge1,runge2

runge1("f",a,b,n,y) : does n steps of the Runge-Kutta method to solve y'=f(x,y). y may be a 1xn vector or a real (the initial value), (a,b) is the x-interval. runge2("f",a,b,y,eps,step) : does the same with adaptive step sizes. The initial size is step, and the accuracy is eps. The user should use runge, and adaptiverunge instead. See; runge,adaptiverunge

toeplitz,toeplitzsolve

toeplitz(v) : returns the Toeplitz matrix T to the vector v. v must be a 1xn vector with odd n=2m+1. T has the property that T[i,j]=v[m+i-1-j] toeplitzsolve(v,b) : Solves T\b fast, where T is the Toeplitz matrix to v.

svd

svd(A) : computes {U,v,W}, the singular value decomposition of A. A must be a real matrix. U,V are orthogonal, and we get A=U.diag([cols(A),cols(A)],0,v).W' A must have more rows than columns. See:

svdsolve (Linear Algebra),

fit (Linear Algebra)

accu,accure,accuim,accua,accub

The long accumulator in Euler is mainly used to compute an exact scalar product, necessary for residuum iteration. However, it can be used for other purposes as well. Euler cannot add or multiply two accumulators, but can add any value, or a product to the accumulator. The accu... functions gets the content of the long accumulator (or its real, imaginary (for complex accus), upper or lower (for interval accus) part. See:

accuload (Euler Core),

accuadd (Euler Core),

residuum (Euler Core)

accuload,accuadd

accuload(v) : Loads the sum of the vector v to the accumlutor. accuload(v,w) : Loads the scalar product of v and w. accuadd(v) : Adds the sum of the vector v to the accumulator. accuadd(v,w) : Adds the scalar product of v and w. Both must be 1xn vectors. See:

accu (Euler Core),

accure (Euler Core),

accua (Euler Core),

accub (Euler Core),

residuum (Euler Core)

residuum

residuum(A,x,b) : Computes A.x-b exactly to the last digit. A, x and b must be compatible matrices. See:

xlgs (Numerical Algorithms)

Units can be converted in Euler. However, Euler does not check for correct application of units. It simply converts numbers. The final results should be stored in the international system (IS).

units,easyunits,->

Units are simple conversion constants in Euler. All units end with $, but it is possible to use them without $, if easyunits is set. easyunits on/off: sets or releases use of units without $. easyunits: toggles use of units without $. The -> operator converts units. If the conversion goes to a string, the units in this string will be used, and the units will be printed after the result. >2km/h->miles/min 0.0207123730746 >2km/h->" m/s" 0.555555555556 m/s See:

Units (Overview)

The main interface to Maxima should be the symbolic expression and the symbolic function. With the help of these, Maxima integrates seamless into Euler.

More commands are defined in a utility file. Those commands start with mxm..., and use Maxima to provide symbolic results at run time.

There are also commands in Maxima, which extend the Maxima syntax for Euler.

For a start and more information consult the following pages.

maxima,symbolic,&,&=,&:,::,:::,@:,::=,&:=,&&=,$

Maxima is a powerful, open Algebra system contained in Euler. By default, the Maxima process starts in the background, whenever Euler starts or is restarted. Note that Euler restarts by default when a new notebook is loaded. Maxima can be used directly or via symbolic expressions. The direct mode has a compatibility mode, which makes the syntax of Maxima and Euler more similar. It is the preferred mode. :: ... Maxima command in compatibility mode. maxima ... is an alternative way to start a Maxima command. ::: ... Maxima command in direct mode : ... Maxima command in direct mode (disabled by default). &expression : evaluates a symbolic expression. Returns the string evaluated in Maxima. An alternative is ::expression. The expression must be well formed. Maxima command flags can be appended using |, and with can be used to assign values. The expression can be enclosed in quotes. >&(x+4)^2 | expand 2 x + 8 x + 16 >&"diff(x^5,x,2) with x=5" 2500 The result in Euler is a string with the symbolic flag. It can be used line any other expression. >plot2d(&diff(sin(x)*x,x),0,2pi); function f(x) &= expression defines a function for Maxima and Euler. The expression is evaluated before the function is defined. >expr &= x^4; >function f(x) &= diff(expr,x) 3 4 x Symbolic functions assigns a symbolic expression to a variable in Maxima and Euler, after the expression has been evaluated by Maxima. a &&= expression assigns an expression only in symbolic form. The expression is evaluated before it is defined. This is useful if the expression contains functions, which cannot be evaluated numerically. >function f(x) &&= expression defines a function for Maxima only. The expression is not evaluated in the case. It works like a macro. So this definition can be used for functions, which need to evaluate at run time with additional information. >function D2(f,x) &&= diff(f,x,2); >&D2(x^5,x) 3 20 x &:expression returns the string, evaluated in Maxima, and evaluates the result in Euler. In functions, the string is inserted into the function body at compile time. Finish the command with , or ;, or enclose the expression in quotes. >function f(x) &= x^4; >function df(x) := &:diff(expr,x); >type df function df (x) useglobal; return 4*x^3; endfunction @:expression works like &:expression (deprecated) a &:= value sets the value for both Euler and Maxima. a ::= value does the same (deprecated) $expression : a symbolic expression like &expressions. But it prints with Latex, if Latex is installed. There might be a short delay, if such a command is executed. See:

mxmstart (Maxima Functions for Euler),

mxmset (Maxima Functions for Euler),

mxmget (Maxima Functions for Euler),

function (Euler Core)

@,@@

@expr : Is replaced with the content of the variable expr in symbolic expressions, Maxima commands, and function definitions at compile time. It is an alternative to symbolic expressions, in case the expression is defined in an Euler string only. But it will also work for numerical values and even matrices. >expr:="x^5"; &diff(@expr,x) 4 5 x >a=solve("x^x",1,y=2), &bfloat(@a^@a) 1.55961046946 1.9999999999999988897769753748435b0 >v=1:5; &map(sqrt,@v) [1, sqrt(2), sqrt(3), 2, sqrt(5)] In function definitions, @expr inside strings is not replaced at compile time. Therefore, &"diff(@expr,x)" in functions replaces @expr at run time, and computes the derivative then. >function dtest (expr,var) := &"diff(@expr,@var)" >type dtest function dtest (expr, var) useglobal; return &"diff(@expr,@var)" endfunction >dtest("x^4","x") 3 4 x @@ : In Maxima and symbolic expressions, this allows the input of a "@". See:

mxm (Euler Core)

mxm

mxm("diff(x^2,x)") : Evaluates in Maxima. The result is a string. This is deprecated. Use &diff(x^x,x) instead. Note that @a is replaced by the content of the variable a, if @a is contained in the Maxima command. >expr := "x^3-x" x^3-x >mxm("diff("+expr+",x)") 3*x^2-1 >&diff(@expr,x) 2 3 x - 1 See:

mxmeval (Maxima Functions for Euler),

@ (Euler Core),

@ (Maxima Documentation)

maximamode,euler

Toggles Maxima mode. If on, all commands are sent to Maxima. In maxima mode, euler command will send the command to Euler. maximamode: Toggles the mode maximamode on: Compatibility mode maximamode direct: Direct mode maximamode off: Maxima mode is off See:

::: (Euler Core),

:: (Euler Core),

:: (Maxima Documentation),

: (Euler Core),

: (Maxima Documentation)

latex:,maxima:

If LaTeX is installed, formulas can be used in comments, in the command output and in plots. >latex: expression Produces a Latex formula. Of course, the expression must be a valid Latex code. >maxima: expression Inserts a formula for this symbolic expression. Any symbolic expression or variable can be used. See:

texpng (Plot Functions)

The following functions are symbolic functions defined in a file, which is loaded every time Maxima starts. These functions are extensions to the Maxima syntax specific to Euler.

grad,hesse,diffat

grad(expression) symbolic: Gradient of expression The variables are sorted alphabetically. gradient(expression,variable) symbolic: Gradient of expression hesse(expression) symbolic: Hessian of expression The variables are sorted alphabetically. hessian(expression,[variables]) symbolic: Hessian of expression diffat(expression,x=value{,n}) symbolic: Evaluated differentiation Works like diff(expression,x,n) with x=value

crossproduct,scalp

crossproduct(v,w) symbolic: Cross product in 3-space scalp(v,w) symbolic: Scalar product

getlagrange,solvelagrange

getlagrange(f,g,[variables]) symbolic: Get Lagrange equations for extreme values of f(variables) with the condition g(variables)=0. getlagrange(f,g) symbolic: Get Lagrange equations Use the variables of f. solvelagrange(f,g,[variables]) symbolic: Solve Lagrange equations for extreme values of f(variables) with the condition g(variables)=0. solvelagrange(f,g) symbolic: Solve Lagrange equations Uses the variables of f.

with

with: expression with [var=value,var=value,...] (symbolic) with: expression with var=value (symbolic) Evaluate the symbolic expressions and assign variable values. Works like at(expression,assignments)

EMT is based on a variable stack. The usual global variables can be read and their value can change, but neither their type nor their size. Thus EMT needs some functions for global variables which can be changed.

Global variables are cleared when the notebook is reset.

gset,gvar,gremove,gclear

These functions handle global variables with all supported values in EMT. gset("name",value) : Sets a global variable "name" to a value gvar("name") : Reads the global variable "name" gremove("name") : Removes the global variable gclear() : Removes all global variables As a shortcut a$$ = value var = a$$ can be used. See:

glist (Euler Core)

glist,glistadd,glistinsert,glistvar,glistdelete,glistlength,glistremove

Global lists can take any supported values in EMT. New elements can be added at any position, but appending a new element is the most efficient way to add an element. Access to any element is fast. glist("name") : Create a list "name" glistget("name",position) : Get an element from a list glistadd("name",value) : Append a value to a list glistinsert("name",position,value) : Insert an element to a list glistput("name",position,value) : Replace an element in a list glistdelete("name",position) : Delete an element glistlength("name") : Length of a list glistremove("name") : Delete a list listlists : List of all global lists listlists name : all global lists with name containing the string Similar to listvars See:

gset (Euler Core)

matlab

matlab on matlab off matlab Toggle the Matlab mode. In this mode the syntax of Euler is closer to Matlab. For a reference read the documentation about Euler and Matlab.

tic,toc

tic; ... commands ... toc; measures the time of the commands in millisecond resolution. >tic; inv(normal(100,100)); toc; Used 0.047 seconds

time,wait

time() : The time in seconds. wait(n) or wait(n,text): waits for n seconds (text for status line). This functions interrupts, if the user presses a key. Returns {time,key} the time waited, and a key, if one was pressed. See:

key (Euler Core),

key (Maxima Documentation)

epsilon,setepsilon,localepsilon,relerror

epsilon() : The internal epsilon used for various purposes. setepsilon(x) : sets the internal epsilon. localepsilon() : sets the epsilon locally for a function. Some numerical algorithms allow to set the local epsilon using an assigned argument eps=... relerror(x,y) : |x-y|/|y| for y<>0, and x for y~=0. >bisect("x^2-2",0,2) 1.41421356237 >bisect("x^2-2",0,2,eps=0.001) 1.41455078125 See:

~= (Euler Core)

free,hexdump,memorydump,list,listvar,listvars,forget,clear,clearall,remvalue,type

free() : The free space on the stack. list : lists all built-in functions, commands and all functions. list string: lists only items containing the string. listvar: lists all variables, their types and sizes. listvar string: lists all variables containing the string. listvars: lists all variables, their types and sizes. Alias to listvar. listvars string: lists all variables containing the string. Alias to listvar string. clear var,... : removes the variables. clearall : removes all user variables, but not default variables and %variables. remvalue var,... : removes the variables forget function,... : removes the functions. hexdump var : dumps the variable or user defined function var in hexadecimal form. type function : Type the code of a function type var : Type the content of a variable The list functions can be replaced by the help window and its wildcards. See:

restart (Euler Core),

restart (Maxima Documentation)

restart

Restarts Euler and its notebooks. All variables and user functions are lost. Usually, this function is called using the menu entry. See:

clear (Euler Core),

forget (Euler Core),

forget (Maxima Documentation),

remvalue (Euler Core),

remvalue (Maxima Documentation),

quit (Euler Core),

quit (Maxima Documentation)

name

name(var) : The name of the variable var. See:

%,%%

%: is the result of the previous command (not assignment). This works in Maxima and Euler. In symbolic expressions, % refers to the previous Euler result. If this is another symbolic expression, % is replaced by this symbolic expression (in round brackets). In Maxima lines, it refers to the previous Maxima result. Over several command lines, is safer to use variables. %%: Is used in Maxima block commands to refer to the previous result. So &(x^2,%%^2) yields x^4.

relax

relax : Command to relax strict mode, when reading an Euler file. Strict mode inhibits certain old constructions. It can be switched off in the Euler menu. For Euler files some of these regulations are relaxed, but not all. To relax all regulations, start the Euler file with the relax command.

addmenu,submenu

addmenu command : Adds the command to the user menu. The command can contain place holders as ?item. Whenever the user places the cursor in front of the question mark and starts typing, the place holder is removed. If the line contains a place holder, the cursor right key positions the cursor in front of the next place holder. submenu command : Generates a new submenu in the user menu. The default submenu is the filename of the Euler file, or "Other". The user menu is cleared at each restart.

A dynamic link libraries (DLL) is a Windows feature to add functions to a running program. In Euler, it is possible to compile external functions in DLLs. You can find more information on this in the following notebook.

dll,closedll,tccompile

dll(name,function,n) : Loads the function f (a string) from the dll with the name, assuming it has n arguments. closedll(name) : Unload the DLL. tccompile filename : Compile the C file with tccompile.

errors,isNAN,NAN,underflows

Handles generation of NAN (not a number) or error messages. errors on, off: Turn error messages on or off NAN : Not a number isNAN(x) : Tests, if x is a NAN underflows on, off: Turns underflows for ^ and exp on and off. The default is off.

setkey

setkey(n,text) : Sets the keyboard function key n to the text. Some function key do not work without the Ctrl or Shift key.

exec,message,execwrite,execwriteln,execread

exec("command","arguments","directory",print,hidden,wait) : external command. For details have a look at the utility function exec. This will block by default and wait for user confirmation. execwrite(string) : Write a string to an open pipe. execwriteln(string) : Write a string and a new line to an open pipe. execread() : Reads strings from an open pipe. The return value is a vector of strings, one for each line. message("This is a message") : Shows a dialog with this message. Use "First line"+nl$+"Second Line" for line breaks. See:

exec (Euler Core),

exec (Basic Utilities)

yacas,yacasclear,yacasmode

Yacas is no more recommended for Euler. If you still want to use it, you need to enable it in the menu. Then you can enter a Yacas commands with >>... yacas(expr) : lets Yacas evaluate the expression. It returns the result string or the Yacas error message. yacasclear() : starts a new Yacas session. yacasmode (on|off) : toggles or sets Yacas mode. In Yacas mode, it is possible to use Euler commands with euler ... >yacas ... : Sends a command to Yacas in Euler mode. >> ... : Sends a command to Yacas in Euler mode. >yacas("D(x) x^x") x^x*(Ln(x)+1) See:

converty (Yacas),

y2matrix (Yacas),

y2vector (Yacas),

ynewton (Yacas),

mxm (Euler Core),

mxmeval (Maxima Functions for Euler)

eulerarg,script

eulerarg(n) : Returns the n-th arg of the argument lines for scripts. Run euler with the "-script eulerfile.e" parameter and additional parameters to keep the GUI opening.

Python code can be written and used from Euler. For this, Python 2.7 must be installed. It is not sufficient to download python27.dll. A full installation is required.

py,python,pyeval,pyget,pyset

py: command >>>> command Execute a Python command. For multi-line Python commands, multi-line Euler commands can be used. py: ... command ... command ... command Another method is the following, which uses a function body. Press F9 to edit the function, or click into the function. function python ... Commands endfunction These two methods to run Python commands collect all output and print it after they have finished. They are not designed for interactive Python programs. function python f(x) ... Commands return value endfunction This defines the function f(x) in Python, which can called as f(x) in Euler. The function can have a help line ## ... like any other Euler function. In fact, an Euler function is defined, which is flagged to call Python. pyeval("function",argument1,argument2) : Evaluates a Python function. py$function(argument1,argument2) : Evaluates a Python function. pyset("varname",value) : Sets a variable in Python. pyget("varname") : Gets a variable from Python. Euler translates reals to float or integers, vectors to lists, matrices to lists of lists, strings to strings. The string "py$function" is translated to the Python function "function". python("Command") : Executes a Python command python(["Command1","Command2"]) : Executes a multi-line Python command loadpython(filename) : Loads a Python file. This will collect all output from the file like py: ... See: