From: Peter Murray-Rust <pm286@cam.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:44:18 +0000

Message-ID: <CAD2k14N48=DpNEOWNGGhKy5b8MxqSrCnZB+ACqq4zo+Tvx2+qw@mail.gmail.com>

To: Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:44:18 +0000

Message-ID: <CAD2k14N48=DpNEOWNGGhKy5b8MxqSrCnZB+ACqq4zo+Tvx2+qw@mail.gmail.com>

To: Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com> wrote: > Hi Peter, > > Thanks - this is very useful > > > With content MathML you can express mathematics in a semantic way. What it > seems you need is some kind of formalization of an algorism witch is > outside the scope of content MathML > Very useful to know this is outside the scope. We can then create our own binding > if you consider the “structured programing” paradigm. In case you want to > follow a fully “functional programming” approach: > > (k,req)à(R à k(R-reg)^2 ) > Yes. Although I appreciate this, it will probably freak out most scientists > or a logical approach: > > k=0.1 /\ req=1.5 /\ (E=Ràk(R-reg)^2) > Not sure what some of the symbols are - the renderer in Google mail has trashed them. Could you reformulate in presentation MathML ? Whatever model you chose, content MathML can still be useful to express > some pieces of the whole system. For example, if you want to consider the > algorism as a sequence of declaration statements, the right part of each > statement can be encoded with content MathML. In your case, you would need > three statements: > > k=*0.1* > > req=*1.5* > > E=*R **à** k(R-req)^2* > > where only the right part of the statements is encoded as content MathML. > > This is very helpful. We can now solve our problems. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Is it correct to say: you can't actually write executable programs in MathML but you can add binding to make them executable. > > P. > > -- Peter Murray-Rust Reader in Molecular Informatics Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry University of Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK +44-1223-763069Received on Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:44:52 GMT

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