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Title

Rule-Based Programming
Authors

Mircea Marin
Organization: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Department: Radon Institute for Computational Applied Mathematics
Florina Piroi
Organization: Johannes Kepler University
Department: Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC-Linz)
Conference

2004 International Mathematica Symposium
Conference location

Banff, Canada
Description

Recent years have witnessed renewed developments of the rule-based programming style, addressing both its theoretical foundations and its practical implementations. New rule-based programming languages have emerged, and several practical applications have shown that rules are indeed a useful programming tool. We believe that Mathematica has the right basic ingredients for supporting rule-based programming efficiently. Because the main features of a true rule-based programming language are still missing, we developed a Mathematica package, ρLog, which enables advanced rule-based programming within Mathematica. We describe here the capabilities of ρLog and illustrate its usage with several examples.
Subject

*Applied Mathematics > Computer Science
Keywords

rule-based programming, programming language
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