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POLYMATH is a programming language much like Forth in structure, and developed to bridge the gap between programmable calculators and personal computer languages. Anyone in the scientific or technical fields will find this program extremely useful for its number-handling abilities and ease of use. This language works much like the Hewlett Packard programmable calculator and can be used as a calculator. Those familiar with the HP Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) know how simply complex formulas can be entered into the calculator. POLYMATH uses this same scheme, but with defined words or functions. Most words are defined with very simple tasks and then used and integrated with other words to build more powerful functions. An entire programming dictionary of function words can then be developed. POLYMATH has a wide variety of applications and special uses. It has strong on-line documentation which takes the first-time user through a menu-driven tutorial. It also has files that explain the syntax and use of any word currently in its main dictionary. Included are a few dictionaries and application programs. A review of these programs will be very helpful when learning the language. It also features full graphics to round out the package.
Disk No: 606 Program Title: POLYMATH version 4.0 PC-SIG version: 2.2 POLYMATH is a language developed for number processing. Much like Forth, POLYMATH is highly modulated and based upon function words. Most words are defined with very simple tasks. These simple words are then used and integrated with other words to build more powerful words functions. An entire programming dictionary of function words can then be developed which is actually custom created by the author. Specifically Polymath has a wide variety of applications and special uses. It has a strong on-line documentation application which takes the first time user through a menu driven tutorial. It also has explain files that will explain the syntax and usage of any word currently in its main dictionary. POLYMATH as a function processor works much like the Hewlett Packard programmable calculators. Although a language, POLYMATH can be used just as a calculator. Those familiar with the HP Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) know how simply complex formulas can be entered into the calculator. POLYMATH uses this same scheme, but with defined words or functions. Specifically Polymath has a number stack and an alpha stack which revolves numbers through it as new computations are created and old values are stored. Included on this diskette are a few dictionaries and application programs. It is best to view these application programs with a text editor, they all end in ".pm" and will be very informative when learning the language. POLYMATH also has full graphic features to well round this language package. The actual package has a few more features including more DOS features and a 128k dictionary of predefined words and functions. The full featured version also has more variable power. POLYMATH is rather large, so it will require at least 192k and a color monitor is recommended. In short POLYMATH is a powerful, easy to use language much like Forth in structure. Polymath was developed to bridge the gap between programmable calculators and personal computer languages. Anyone in the scientific or technical fields will find this program extremely useful for its number handling abilities and ease of use. Usage: Programming. Special Requirements: CGA graphics card. How to Start: Type GO (press enter). Suggested Registration: $40.00 File Descriptions: !README 1ST Notes on starting up. CGA BGI CGA screen graphics driver. COLORS PM Screen color configuration file. EGAVGA BGI EGA/VGA screen graphics driver. GOTH CHR Font file (Gothic). GUIDE HLP On-screen tutorial (documentation file). GUIDE PKG On-screen tutorial (dictionary file). HERC BGI Hercules screen graphics driver. LITT CHR Font file (small font). PLOTS BLK Plotting demo (source file accessible from the editor). PLOTS HLP Plotting demo (documentation screen). PLOTS PKG Plotting demo (dictionary file). PM EXE The Polymath executable. PM HLP Polymath word documentation. PM PKG Polymath main dictionary. REGISTER DOC How to and what you get by registering. SANS CHR Font file (sans-serif). SCRATCH BLK Data file. TRIP CHR Font file (triplex). PC-SIG 1030D E Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1987,88,89 PC-SIG, Inc.
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Polymath is distributed under a marketing approach call Shareware. The disk may be freely copied and shared to allow others to try it out before deciding on a purchase. If you use Polymath, you are expected to register. If you do not register, then you are not supporting the concept that brought you Polymath in the first place and should not continue to use it. Registration for $40 brings you in addition to this disk: - Latest version - Additional manual on disk, formatted for printing - General math pack with source includes: Matrix Calculator Complex Numbers Polynomial Regression Function Solver & Integrator - Postscript printer driver available for an additional $20 - Free technical support - One week satisfaction guarantee You may use the following form to order: POLYMATH REGISTRATION FORM Date _______________ Mail to: Lobster Software 5534 W. Alder Ave. Littleton, Colorado 80123 Phone: (303) 973-1028 Name ________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________________________ +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product Quantity Unit Price Total Price | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Polymath (Evaluation disk) ________ $10 ___________ | | | | Polymath (Registered disk) ________ $40 ___________ | | | | Colorado residents add 4.6% sales tax: ___________ | | | | Please pay total amount ---> ____________ | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ Please make checks payable to: Lobster Software
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