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Copyright (C) 2001-2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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See the end of the file for license conditions.
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Calc is an advanced desk calculator for GNU Emacs.
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Originally written by:
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	Dave Gillespie
	c/o Synaptics, Inc.
	2698 Orchard Parkway
	San Jose CA 95134
	daveg@synaptics.com, uunet!synaptx!daveg
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Calc was maintained for many years by:
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     Jay Belanger <jay.p.belanger@gmail.com>

Summary of changes to "Calc"
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For changes in Emacs 23.1 and later, see the main Emacs NEWS file.

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* Version 2.1:
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** New matrix mode for square matrices.  Improved handling of
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** New functions: powerexpand and ldiv.
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** Added new functions: sec, csc, cot, sech, csch, coth.
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** 0^0 now evaluates to 1.
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** Added a new language mode for LaTeX.
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** Calc now tries to use an appropriate language mode in embedded mode.
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** Calc now restores original modes when leaving embedded mode.
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** User settable variables which are not set with keystrokes are now
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** Made ~/.calc.el the default Calc settings file.
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** Miscellaneous updates and bugfixes.
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** Fixed a bug which broke `I', `H', `K' prefix keys in recent Emacs.
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** Fixed a bug in calc.texinfo which prevented "make tex2" from working.
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** Updated `C-y' (calc-yank) to understand Emacs 19 generalized kill ring.
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** Added a copy of "calccard.tex", the Calc quick reference card.
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** Fixed an installation bug caused by recent changes to `write-region'.
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** Fixed a minor installation problem with an Emacs 19.29 byte-compiler bug.
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** Removed archaic "macedit" package (superseded by "edmacro").
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** Patch to port Calc to Lucid Emacs 19; still works with GNU 18 and GNU 19.
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** Fixed a bug that broke `C-x C-c' after Calc graphics had been used.
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** Minor patch to port Calc to GNU Emacs 19.  Will be superseded by Calc 3.00.
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** Revamped the manual a bit; rearranged some sections.
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** Added marginal notes for Key/Function Index refs in printed manual.
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** Changed `M-# r' to deal more gracefully with blank lines.
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** Made reductions like `V R +' and `M-# :' considerably faster.
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** Improved parsing and display of cases like "[a + b]".
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** Added `t +' and `t -' for doing business date arithmetic.
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** Added "syntax tables," the opposite of compositions.
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** Added another Rewrites Tutorial exercise.
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** Added the `Modes' variable and `m g' command.
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** Improved `u s' to cancel, e.g., "11 mph hr / yd" to get a number.
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** Added "quick units" commands "u 0" through "u 9".
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** Moved `M-%' to calc.el to avoid autoloading problems.
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** Added `M-=' during algebraic entry, acts like `RET ='.
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** Made `LFD' prevent evaluation when finishing a calc-edit command.
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** Changed calc-store commands to use `t .' mode for trail display.
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** Improved integrator to understand forms involving "erf".
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** Fixed parser to make sense of "[1....1e2]" input.
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** Fixed FORTRAN parser to treat a(i,j) as a_i_j if a is declared matrix.
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** Got rid of some version number stamps to reduce size of patches.
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** Fixed a bug in defmath treating "<=" and ">=" predicates.
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** Fixed a bug in which Calc crashed multiplying two date forms.
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** Fixed a bug in line breaker that crashed for large, nested formulas.
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** Fixed a bug using ` to edit string("foo").
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** Fixed a bug where `M-# y' in Big mode copied stack level number.
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** Fixed a bug where `g O' used wrong default directory, no completion.
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** Fixed a bug where "foo_bar(i)" parsed in C mode but showed as foo#bar.
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** Fixed several bugs where large calculations got "computation too long."
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** Added percentage commands `M-%', `b %', and `c %'.
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** Changed Big mode to force radix-10 in superscripts.
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** Improved display of fractions in various language modes.
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** Changed `a n' to work properly with equations and inequalities.
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** The problem with cross references to Index nodes in TeX has been fixed.
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** Fixed a bug where recursive esc-maps make calc-ext/-aent unloadable.
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** Fixed a bug in `M-# k', then `OFF' right away, with fresh Emacs.
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** Fixed a bug in which "S_i_j" was formatted wrong after `j s'.
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** Fixed a bug in which `h k u c' positioned cursor on wrong line.
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** Fixed a bug where `z ?' crashed if `z %' was defined.
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** Fixed a bug in `j O' (calc-select-once-maybe).
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** Fixed "make private" not to ask "Delete excess versions" and crash.
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* Version 2.00:
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** First complete posting of Calc since 1.01.
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** Most parts of Calc have seen changes since version 1.07.  See
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** Changed to compile calc-macs/-maint, to allow "cp *.elc new-dir".
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** Improved calc-describe-bindings to avoid showing redundant ESC maps.
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** Removed version numbers from most .el files to reduce size of patches.
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** Added a "calc-version" command.
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** Changed `M-# ? ?' to allow for modified describe-function.
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** Changed date parser to accept "Sept" as an alternative for "Sep".
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** Inhibited answers to exercise from showing up in table of contents.
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** Changed Makefile to say "texindex calc.[cfkptv]?" to avoid "calc.el".
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** Fixed up the Makefile in various other ways.
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** Rearranged banner at top of `h h' command's output.
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** Changed "make summary" to print "Calc Summary" on the title page.
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** Added "IntegSimpRules".
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** Added `M-# :', `M-# _', and `M-# Z' options.
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** Changed `^' to evaluate "[-3..-1]^-2" properly.
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** Improved `f g' to give symbolic answers for, e.g., 101:2 and -3:2.
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** Fixed a bug where `h k RET' didn't find the right place on the page.
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** Fixed a bug that formatted "x*(y ? a : b)" as "x y ? a : b".
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** Fixed a bug where defmath translated (< x 0) as (math-posp x)!
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** Fixed a bug that prevented quick-calc from working sometimes.
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** Fixed the `z ?' bug again (maybe this time for good?).
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** Fixed a bug in which `V ^' (vint) was just plain wrong, wrong, wrong!
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** Scanned for and fixed remaining bugs relating to autoloading.
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* Version 2.00 beta 2:
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** Changed "make info" to try "make texinfo" if "makeinfo" not found.
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** Changed to "New for Calc 2.00"; texinfo.tex chokes on apostrophes.
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** Added List Tutorial Exercise 14 (just in case there weren't enough!).
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** Added a discussion of the `Z F' command to the Programming Tutorial.
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** Improved `H a f' not to lose info if input is partially pre-factored.
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** Improved simplification of expressions like sqrt(3) + 3^3:2.
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** Changed Big mode to omit "*" in expressions like 2 sqrt(3) 5^3:4.
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** Replaced European date format D/M/Y with D.M.Y.
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** Changed `a N' and `a X' to consider the endpoints of the interval.
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** Fixed a bug where TeX mode made c*(1+a/b) look like a function call.
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** Fixed a bug formatting top-level evalto's while using selections.
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** Fixed a bug that caused `z ?' to crash.
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** Fixed a bug where `Z F' broke for argument names "t" and "nil".
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** Fixed several bugs relating to autoloading.
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** Added "What's new in Calc 2.00" to the manual (summary of info below).
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** Added support for many GNUPLOT 3.0 features.
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** Tweaked the Makefile and calc-compile a bit more.
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** Modified to work with Zawinski's/Furuseth's optimizing byte compiler.
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** Modified Calc to garbage-collect less often (raised gc-cons-threshold).
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** Changed quick-calc to avoid autoloading so many parts of Calc.
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** Changed Calc subfiles to work properly if not byte-compiled.
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** Renamed `M-# s' to `M-# j', made `M-# s' be equivalent to `h s'.
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** Changed calc-quit to avoid reapportioning space among other windows.
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** Added `M-DEL' (calc-pop-above) key, to DEL as LFD is to RET.
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** Added `{' and `}' to scroll vertically, analogous to `<' and `>'.
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** Added `m t' for "total" algebraic mode.
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** Added `d , \' option to group digits with "\,".
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** Improved support of "prime" accent in "eqn" language mode.
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** Changed macedit's read-kbd-macro to accept a string argument in Lisp.
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** Changed calc-check-defines to use a more concise run-hooks linkage.
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** Changed auto-why mode not to say [w=more] if next msg is not urgent.
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** Made `a d' able to differentiate "a?b:c" and "a_i" formulas.
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** Changed probability dist. functions to work with `a f' and `a d'.
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** Added special constants "phi" and "gamma".
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** Added "poly" function, simpler cousin of "gpoly".
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** Added "pdeg", "plead", "pcont", "pprim"; cleaned up "pdiv" and "pgcd".
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** Added `a p' command for polynomial interpolation.
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** Added `a I' command for numerical integration; made IntegLimit variable.
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** Added `a f' to factor polynomials; moved old `a f' to `a "'.
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** Added `a a' to do partial fraction decompositions.
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** Improved `a i' to integrate many more kinds of formulas.
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** Modified `a P' to find numerical roots of high-degree polynomials.
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** Modified `c 0' through `c 9' to convert int-valued floats to integers.
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** Made sinh, arctanh, etc., expandable into exps/logs by `a f'.
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** Added more algebraic simplifications having to do with logs and exps.
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** Changed `s s', `s t', `s x', `s l' to accept an equation at prompt.
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** Changed `s i' not to store Decls if its value is the default, [].
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** Changed `s i' to store in `d O' language mode if in Normal or Big mode.
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** Rearranged `V M'/`V R' matrix mapping modes.
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** Added <#1+#2> notation for lambda expressions.
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** Extended `b l' and other binary shifts to have a 2-argument version.
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** Changed `u c' and `u t' to give unitless result for unitless input.
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** Changed sqrt(1-cos(x)^2)-to-sin(x) to be an unsafe simplification.
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** Improved simplification of sqrts, e.g., sqrt(a^2 x + a^2 y).
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** Changed solver to treat (x-a)(x-b)(x-c) more intelligently.
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** Changed Pascal language mode to use "$FFFF" for hexadecimal numbers.
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** Added support for non-decimal display of floats.
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** Changed `p' to refresh stack display if current float format uses it.
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** Changed Big mode to use subscript notation for log10(x), log(x,b), r#nnn.
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** Changed Big mode to format deriv(u,x) and tderiv(u,x) as du/dx.
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** Changed Big mode to format integ(1/x,x) as "dx/x" instead of "1/x dx".
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** Added "tty" output type for graphics commands.
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** Documented Calc's random number generation algorithm in the manual.
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** Fixed a bug involving having "(setq calc-timing t)" in .emacs.
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** Fixed a bug that incorrectly parsed "|x| - 1" in TeX mode.
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** Fixed bugs and made improvements in `a R' when widening the guess.
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** Fixed a bug that where `a S' didn't solve (x - a)^2 = (x - b)^2.
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** Fixed a bug that sometimes crashed `a P' on systems of equations.
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** Fixed a bug that prevented `b p' (calc-pack-bits) from working.
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** Fixed some bugs in which certain functions didn't get autoloaded.
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** Fixed a bug in which the date <1/1/13> was incorrectly parsed.
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** Fixed a bug which prevented `j D' from expanding (a+b)/c.
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** Fixed a bug in solver: bad inverses for sinh and cosh.
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** Fixed a bug in math-possible-signs that failed for x*0.
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** Fixed a bug where sqrt(-a) was rewritten sqrt(a)*i even if a<0.
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** Fixed a bug in line breaker when first "word" of line was too long.
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** Worked around a makeinfo bug that handled @end group/@group badly.
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** Changed logic for locating component .elc files to be even smarter.
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** Changed "make install" to "make compile"; added different "make install".
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** Improved "make compile" to check file dates and compile only when needed.
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** Made output of "make compile" in batch mode more compact and readable.
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** Replaced "Quick Overview" in manual with "Demonstration of Calc".
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** Changed to use keymaps for dispatching M-# and h prefix keys.
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** Added TAGS target to the Calc Makefile.
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** Removed most doc strings from functions; new help commands are better.
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** Got rid of some crufty "fset" calls that were cluttering the code.
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** Split calc-grab-region into two functions, calc-grab-region/-rectangle.
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** Swapped positions of stack and trail in full-calc-keypad display.
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** Improved line-breaking algorithm for displaying long formulas.
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** Improved display of control characters in vectors shown as strings.
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** Changed `d o' to allow fraction format to specify desired denominator.
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** Changed `M-# y' to respect overwrite mode in target buffer.
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** Added `H' prefix to display-mode commands to suppress stack refresh.
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** Changed "calc-why" mechanism to display urgent messages automatically.
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** Handled taking derivatives of symbolic integrals and vice-versa.
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** Handled integrating vectors of formulas.
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** Incorporated Ewerlid's polynomial division and GCD functions into Calc.
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** Improved algebraic operations on "mod" forms, esp. polynomials.
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** Added some more financial functions (sln, syd, ddb).
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** Added nest, anest, fixp, and afixp (`H V R' and `H V U') functions.
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** Added `a .' (calc-remove-equal) command to take apart equations.
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** Generalized dfact to work for negative odd integers; added !! syntax.
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** Changed `k f' to factor 1, 0, and negative integers.
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** Changed `u M', etc., to accept +/- and [ .. ] forms as distributions.
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** Added ability to put function names like "simplify" in rewrite schedule.
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** Fixed a bug in `j /' operating on subformulas like "a + b".
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** Fixed a bug in which "inf = inf" undesirably evaluated to 1.
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** Fixed a bug that simplified "0 = 1 + a + 2" to "0 = a".
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** Fixed a bug that failed for rewrite patterns like "fib(1 ||| 2)".
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** Changed LFD terminating algebraic entry to push in no-simplify mode.
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** Fixed several bad node pointers in the manual.
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** Fixed/improved dscalar and deven functions; added dodd.
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** Fixed a bug in polynomial handling that also affected sum(sin(k),k,1,n).
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** Fixed various other glitches in the manual.
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** Calc's tar file now creates a calc-(version) directory to unpack into.
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** Calc now comes with a Makefile; install with "make install".
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** Changed base file name of the manual from "calc-info" to "calc.info".
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** Keys `i', `r', and `l' are obsolete (moved to `h' and `s' prefixes).
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** Rearranged `K', `X', and `M-RET' keys; `K' is now calc-keep-args.
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** Changed to expand (a/b)^x to a^x/b^x only if b > 0 (not if a > 0).
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** Changed, e.g., Mathematica "(2 + 3 I)^(1.23*10^20)" to include parens.
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** Changed many recursive vector routines to use loops instead.
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** Changed "expr =>" not to evaluate at all if in no-simplify mode.
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** Redesigned user interface of `a F' (calc-curve-fit) command.
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** Added "phase" feature to the rewrite rule system.
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** Added "&&&", "|||", "!!!" to the rewrite rule system.
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** Changed `a r' (but not `j r') to repeat 100 times by default.
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** Integrated EvalRules more cleanly into the default simplifications.
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** Added `H v l' [mdims] to measure the dimensions of a matrix.
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** Changed `u c' to interpret "/units" as "1/units".
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** Added `u a' to adjust unit prefix letters automatically.
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** Changed `c f' [pfloat] not to float integer powers or subscripts.
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** Added a three-argument form for the "hms" function.
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** Changed, e.g., sin(90) degrees to produce 1 instead of 1.0.
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** Changed symbolic mode to prefer sqrt(int): abs([1 2 3]) => sqrt(14).
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** Enhanced solver to handle, e.g., x + 1/x = a; exp(x) + exp(-x) = a.
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** Enhanced simplifier to handle, e.g., exp(a+2) / e^a => e^2.
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** Enhanced `a s' to simplify sqrt(x) - x^1:2 and exp(x) - e^x to 0.
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** Added -(a + b) to -a - b as a default simplification.
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** Added rules for differentiating sum() and prod() functions.
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** Added a few more energy units (due to Przemek Klosowski).
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** Generalized GCD to handle fractional arguments.
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** Changed graphics routines to evaluate "x" values, e.g., [-pi .. pi].
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** Added `g q', like `g K' but without viewing the Gnuplot Trail.
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** Changed `g p' and `V M' to display better "Working..." messages.
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** Modified `M-# g' to be more robust about grabbing formulas.
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** Added `Y' prefix key reserved for user-written extensions.
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** Added calc-load-hook and calc-ext-load-hook.
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** Prevented calc-install from leaving large ~ files behind.
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** Changed @bullet to @bullet{} in manual to conform to texinfo spec.
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** Rearranged some chapters in the manual to be a bit more logical.
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** Added calc-split-summary command.
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** Fixed several bugs in embedded mode.
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** Fixed a bug in calc-vector-covariance that required a prefix arg.
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** Fixed a bug that prevented parsing "a=>" with no right-hand side.
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** Fixed a bug which allowed incorrectly dividing a vector by a vector.
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** Fixed a bug formatting sum(...)^2 in Big mode.
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** Fixed a bug that prevented Calc from deleting old graphics temp files.
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** Fixed some typos calling calc-inverse-func instead of calc-invert-func.
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** Fixed bugs in the derivatives of conj, deg, and rad; added re, im.
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** Fixed a bug where (r;theta) parsed as r exp(theta i) even in Deg mode.
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** Fixed a bug which gave wrong answer for exp of a polar complex number.