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Thread: Is algebra possible in Java?

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    Default Is algebra possible in Java?

    Is there a way to trick the java code into solving algebra problems, others than for:

    ax + b = cx + d; and ax2 + bx + c = 0 ?



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    Default Re: Is algebra possible in Java?

    There are some private party packages that will evaluate some expressions.
    Don't know about simultaneous(??) equations

    Google it.

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    Default Re: Is algebra possible in Java?

    Depends on how much functionality you want in.

    For a Linear System of equations, you can easily implement some sort of algorithm to compute a Reduced Row Echelon matrix, or implement an iterative Linear Algebra solver (I put 2 such implementations here), just note that iterative solvers are not always guaranteed to give you the answer if there is one.

    For higher-powered algebra calculations, the "easiest" method would be to implement a computer algebra system/solver or CAS (note: this is used extremely lightly. CAS's are extremely difficult to implement well). I believe there is one implementation here in Java, you probably can dig through the source code there.

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    Polynomial solvers shouldn't be too difficult to implement, either. Do a google search and you'll probably find some along with algorithms to solve them numerically.

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    Default Re: Is algebra possible in Java?

    Have you tried JEval?

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