Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

How do I generate formulas with formular language

  1. Nov 29, 2008 #1
    as the topic, just want ask what software does that sort of things.

    thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 2, 2008 #2
    Generate formula's with formal language? I've never heard of such software. As far as I know it would be too difficult to translate some statement into algebra. I've heard of voice-command programs where you can speak simple statements such as "What is one plus one" and it will spit back the answer, but nothing complex. The same goes for software. A program might be able to translate "one plus one" into "1+1", but nothing complex. It would be too much work to create a program software to translate English into math, the user would have to be very precise in how he types a sentence into the software, or the software would have to be very flexible. So basically you would need to know how the software works in order to use it. Which kind of defeats the purpose? Translating English statements into math just comes with time and practice. I've always found translating math into English more challenging! ;)

    If there were software like that, I could see good usage for it but not for practical industrial usage.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2008 #3

    I am just think if it is possible to have a program that does for example:
    I put down
    p=\frac{F}{A}\\mbox{or}\p=\frac{dF}{dA}\\mbox{or}\p=f/a and ask the program to generate [​IMG]
     
  5. Dec 3, 2008 #4

    CRGreathouse

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    You mean LaTeX?
     
  6. Dec 5, 2008 #5
    Thank you
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: How do I generate formulas with formular language
  1. How do I solve this? (Replies: 11)

  2. How do I write this? (Replies: 11)

Loading...