Symbolic Computation Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Friday, March 9, 2012, at U. of Waterloo
From structured theories to efficient code in 6 easy steps
Jacques Carette, McMaster University

Abstract: As building a new mechanized mathematics system is a very large endeavour, we have decided to take a very disciplined approach to such a long term project. While we want to produce efficient, generic and correct code, we consider it infeasible to do this (again) `by hand'. By taking a generative approach which maximally leverages known mathematical structures, we are building a new system in a succession of abstraction layers. Some insight into these layers will be presented.

 

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