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Case 0: Array + scalar or Array - scalar

Array + scalar => Array + ( scalar * identity(#Rows of Array))

Case 1: Array .+ scalar or Array .- scalar ( element to element)

Array .+ escalar => Array + Escalar * newArray( ones, m,n )

Array .- escalar => Array - Escalar * newArray( ones, m,n )

Edited: 30 Aug 2013, 6:33 p.m. after one or more responses were posted

For the development group HP-PRIME calculator, or the author of xcas

solution to the ambiguity by using a single container [ data ]

Solution 1: use prefixes

list[ a, b, c ] or lst[ a, b, c ] or l[a, b, c ] is displayed in the history as { ... }

vector[ a, b, c ] or vtr[ a, b, c ] or v[a, b, c ] is displayed in the history as [ ... ]

matrix[[ a, b, c ]] or mtr[[ a, b, c ]] or m[[a, b, c ]] is displayed in the history as [[ ... ]]

poly[ a, b, c ] or poly[ a, b, c ] or p[ a, b, c ] is displayed in the history as < ... >

set[a, b, c ] or s[a, b, c] is displayed in the history as « ... » or ( )

Solution 2: use different characters

list => { a, b, c }

vector => [ a, b, c ]

matrix => [[ a, b, c ]]

poly => < a, b, c >

set => « a, b, c »

Thanks

PD; I want to eliminate all the Xs of the images that I posted =)

Edited: 29 Aug 2013, 9:36 a.m.

You are overlooking that requiring use of *ANY* special character means that it is very difficult to use the software with a standard keyboard. It is simple to say "use a special e" for the exponent constant, or "use a special bracket for <xxx>", but that then requires someone on the computer (or tablet, or whatever) to select from a special character menu. This is not desirable. The software should be as portable to as many systems as possible.

TW

Edited: 29 Aug 2013, 8:20 p.m.

A solution can be to use combination of characters Digraphs or Trigraphs for maintain code portability or export to other math languages

Di/TriGraph (Entry line or program) => Equivalent (internal)

:= => as a only symbol <= // pre store symbol x := 3 => x <= 3

=> => as a only symbol => post store symbol 3 => x

-> => arrow

#e or e_ => convert to exact EXP // history as e

#e. => 2.71828182846 // as approx e^1. ~ 2.71828182846

exp => #e() // exp function history as e^()

#i or i_ => exact imaginary unit internal

#i. or i_. => (0,1)

imagPart(3+4*#i) => 4*#i // history as 4*i

imagPart(3+4*i_) => 4*i_ // history as 4*i

< and > are on all keyboards (tablets, etc)

<< => « // begin to contain a new object as set

>> => » // end to contain a new object as set

&& => AND // true && false => false // history as true AND false

&. => and (bit to bit) // #b1011 &. #b10110 => #b00010 // history as #b1011 and #b10110

|| => OR

|. => or (bit to bit)

|object| => ABS( object ) // history as |object| // |[[-1, 3][8, -9]]| => [[1, 3][8, 9]]

||_ object _|| => norm( object ) // ||_[[-1, 3][8, -9]]_|| => norm([[1, 3][8, 9]]) => // 12.449899598

| => EVAL

!= => not equal symbol // #e != #e. => true

?= => equal (test) // history as = // x*y ?= y*x => true

== => (same) // history as == // x*y == y*x => false

=. => equal (element to element) [ a, b, c ] =. [ c, d, c ] => [ false, false, true ]

'_ => ^t (transpose) // [ a, b, c ]'_ => [ a, b, c ]^T => [ a; b; c ] (vertical or column vector)

// [[ a, b, c ]]'_ => [[ a, b, c ]]^T => [[ a] [b] [c] ]

object' => diff

object'' => diff(diff

<: => [ // for keyboards that do not have this type of parentheses

:> => ] // <: a, b, c :> => [ a, b, c ]

<( => {

)> => } // ( : a, b, c : ) => { a, b, c }

<_ => angle // rectCoo( [ 5, <_53 ] ) => [ 3, 4 ]

Others

!| => NOR

!& => NAND

%| => XOR

union => UNION SYMBOL

intersect => INTERSECT SYMBOL

etc

Edited: 30 Aug 2013, 5:57 p.m. after one or more responses were posted

Yes, that is a solution. However, all that has been done is force the user to learn a more complicated entry scheme in order to use the device/software. All design involves tradeoffs. I personally don't think forcing the user to learn a series of unique entries makes more sense then just saying "e and i are special commands, don't use them as variables" for example.

TW

The common user does not have to learn anything (combination of symbols), all paste for templates or keyboard or catalog =) on history or entry line

for example

0:

for expert users or text input

integral(function, variable, ....)

for templates (normal user)

[]

integralSymbol []

[]

1:

abs( ... ) // for expert users or text input

with templates

| ... |

2: norm( ... ) or ||_ ... _|| // for expert users or text input

with templates

|| ... ||

/!\ abs(matrix) != norm(matrix),
ambuguity command HP-Prime

3: transpose( [...] ) or [...]'_ // for expert users or text input

with templates

[...]T

4: nroot( 3, -8)

with templates

3v -8 ¬

5: 3+4*i_ // for expert users or text input

with templates

3+4*i

/!\ [Shift]+[2] put the special symbol e on history or prg

6: e_^3 // for expert users or text input

with templates

e^3

7: [ [a], b, c ] for expert users or text input

with templates

....

8: [ 5, <_53 ] for expert users or text input

with templates

[ 5, AngleSymbol 53 ]

9:

true && false for expert users or text input

true AND false // normal user

10:

#b1011 &. #b10110 // advanced user

#b1011 and #b10110 // normal user

/!\

AND for logic expresion (uppercase)

and for bit to bit (lowercase)

11:

6 >= 7 // advanced user

with templates

6 (greater and equal symbol) 7

12:

x^y // text input

with templates

[]^[]

13:

diff(y(x))+y(x)=8 // text input

with templates

d(y)

¯¯¯¯ + y = 8

dx

etc ...

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HP-Prime currently accepts the following

|| => OR

&& => AND

>= => greater and equal

<= => minor and equal

!= => different

!object => NOT object

diff(y) => y'

inf => oo

REQUEST for HP-Prime Development Group HPDG: include more Di/TriGraph as previously proposed =)

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TW >> I personally don't think forcing the user to learn a series of unique entries makes more sense then just saying "e and i are special commands, don't use them as variables" for example

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[Shift]+[LN] put the special symbol e on history or prg

[Shift]+[2] put the special symbol i on history or prg

there is no problem!

e, i left free to be used as variables or symbols, counter, unit vector, matrix or vector element, coeficient etc ...

some examples

set1 := set[ a, e, i, o, u ]; set1 => [ a, e, i, o, u ] // set element

[[ a b c ] [ d e f ] [ g h i ]] // matrix element

poly1[ a b c d e ]; => a*x^4 + b*x^3 + c*x^2 + d*x^1 + e*x^0 // coeficient

for i=0 ... // counter

sigma( ... i=3, ... ) // counter

product( ... i=1, ... ) // counter

the standard basis vectors are often instead denoted i, j, k

i:= [ 1, 0, 0 ]

j:= [ 0, 1, 0 ]

k:= [ 0, 0, 1 ]

Edited: 2 Sept 2013, 9:33 p.m. after one or more responses were posted

Some templates for HP_Prime