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Algebra project

An overview of how this editor works.

The editor is based on a collection of algebraic C++ objects, all derived from nucleo object.
All operators and groups are nucleo containers. Containers also derive from nucleo class so a tree structure can be build to represent an algebraic expression, with operators containing other operators.
A nucleo object reacts to edition changes by changing they own type if necessary (recognising nominals, literal and booleans) or rearanging the lists dependencies.
Due to this constant parsing the algebraic is always ready for manipulation with literals, nominals, booleans, operators and functions being isolated objects, nominal objects also have an internal value of type double.

 A sample expression. Diagram of the neested lists builded by this editor in order to represent the sample expression. This lists are neested according to the priority of the intervinient operators, the editor does all the ordering as the user writes (active parser). As a result of this, no aditional parse is needed, once the user finishes the equation, it is ready for calculation or other sort of operations you may implement on it. Never worry about priority's and precedence! What about y=m*(x+b) ? This will only happen if you write the parentesis, otherwise the first case will always be considered. What is the advantage? Think on a calculation: When requesting to calculate is sent to the base of the equation (in this case the = operator), it will calculate on the result of calculate process of each members recursively. Finaly the simple elements return them selfs on calculation in order to end the recursion, resuming to the calculation of the base (in this case a boolean value or another simplified expression). All the parsing consuming time is distributed in small gaps while editing, leaving all computing power to calculation time (like indexing advantage for databases).

I am using Microsoft® VC++ 5 © and the project is MFC© dependent at this moment.

Versions track for beta-testing purposes

(assuming that you already have the DLL's: mfc42.dll, msvcirt.dll, msvcrt.dll)

to solve:

• Print/Print preview is incorrect for non True-Type fonts.
• dragging extended selection rectangle to out of document window doesn't cause the document to scroll.
• problem showing selection when dragging
v039 - 97Sep22 - web distributed
• solved distribution bug
• enhanced rule system (small details)
• revised some extended selection (not tested)
v035 - 97Sep16 - web distributed
• Disabling of serialization because of incompatible header for rules files
Rule files use fstream to load, and at the present moment are saved just as regular files.
v034 - 97Sep16 - web distributed
v022 to v033
• Creation of new operator for group relations like contains, contained, belongs, union, etc...
• Internal adjustments, isolation of editor code in a dll (AlgEdit.dll).
• Removed MFC from algEdit.dll.
• Some files saved with previous versions may have load problems.
• Rule system revision, support for group generation at rule system's core.
• Removal of aux. group generator routines.
• Generic storage media implemented, removed specific fstream media.
• Codewired MS Doc Serialize to generic media allowing OLE Doc load & save.
v021 - 97Aug25 - web distributed
• Corrected consideration of - operator by the rules engine
this problem was caused by adjustments on v020.
v020 - 97Aug25 - web distributed
• Rules engine permutation generator finetunned
The rules engines was missing some permutation steps caused by lack of const classifyer on runtime virtual type information function.
v019 - 97Aug25
v018 - 97Aug25
• Steps generator revision
this routine was causing big troubles when showing results of calculations and rule application.
v017 - 97Aug24
v016 - 97Aug21 - web distributed
• corrected insertion/selection/drop of elements on scrolled documents.
• corrected memory leaks detected on calculation (distribution process) detected undeleted objects on function group contains group.
v015 - 97Aug20
• corrected load of calculated expressions.
internaly generated equal sign (pass equal) was not prototyped.
• corrected calculation steps presentation.
some stepes were missing the <=> signal or generating trash between steps.
• corrected drawing on scrolled documents.
• Apply rules operation was targeting incorrectly the first expression of a simplification.
v014 - 97Aug19 - web distributed
• removed memory leaks on extended selections drag.
v013 - 97Aug18 - web distributed
• save numbers as text.
in result of this, files saved with previous versions wont be recognized.
v012:
• Functions toolbar.
• added focus scroll, 'CSolverView' scrolls to show cursor.
v011:
• hide of closing element of functions after font format
• &Format menu conflict -> F&ormat
• Print and Print preview error
MS simple CDC problem on SelectObject
v010 - first (VC++ 5) version delivered for beta testing

C++ Classes derivation map (major classes)

class nucleo // base for all algebraic objects
• class field:public nucleo// Generic edit zone and text container object
• class literal:public field
• class nominal:public field// contains nominal values (double precision)
• class booleano:public field// logic values TRUE or FALSE
• class infinit:public field// + and - infinits
• class container:public nucleo// base for all operators and functions (implemented as a double list)
• class operat:public list//
• class unaryOp:public operat// base for unary operators
• class parentesis:public opUnario//
• class negation:public opUnario// operator -
• class plusOrMinus:public negation//operator +/-
• class compos:public opUnario// to be used on a base composition
• class equal:public compos//
• class greater:public compos//
• class lessThan:public compos//
• class greatOrEqual:public compos//
• class lessOrEqual:public compos//
• class notEqual:public compos//
• class relation:public compos//
• class implication:public relation//
• class equivalence:public relation//
• class binaryOp:public operat// base for all binary operators
• class power:public opBinario//
• class logaritm:public opBinario//
• class sum:public operat//
• class multiplication:public operat//
• class quocient:public operat//
• class logic:public operat//
• class logicAnd:public logic//
• class logicOr:public logic//
• class function:public operat//
• class trig:public function//
• class algSin:public trig//
• class algCos:public trig//
• class algTan:public trig//
• class algCotan:public trig//
• class algASin:public trig//
• class algACos:public trig//
• class algATan:public trig//
• class userFunc:public function//
• class resolution:public operat// composed by members like <=> and =>
• class simplification:public resolution// composed by members like < > = >= <= and <>