On 7/24/12 2:57 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:
> I'd like to propose a Sage project for all groups interested. The
> project is a version of Sage Math for Nintendo DS hardware. Sage's
> being open-source software means the project may only be developed as a
> rom. The hardware is more than capable for sage, and more suited for
> visualization of mathematics than any hardware I know of. The hardware
> consists of two screens, a touch screen with a stylus and a larger
> screen above it, and buttons for commands. In the way I am imagining
> the software working, a user would use a stylus to write whatever
> mathematics is of interest on the touchscreen and receive a visual
> output on the screen above it. The hardware is wonderfully portable,
> which is partly why it appeals to me, as I think of various mathematical
> forms when out of doors walking and etc. I doubt I am
> characteristically alone in this respect. I understand sage is used for
> more than visualization of mathematics, yet materially speaking a GUI is
> what sage offers that a thinking person does not already have. In other
> words, visualization of mathematics is a most significant component
> because all utilization of sage requires a visualization of math, a GUI.
> Now, please understand I am very unfamiliar with code and programming.
> I feel my having significant presence with this project may not support
> an honest endeavour for quality. That said, my reasons for posting are
> to share a proposal with a group who may be interested and to share a
> willingness to help in whatever fashion does support a quality project
> as this one.
That does sound interesting. If these are the specs:
then I think a first step would be to get Python running on the system.
If you had that, then you'd hopefully have sympy, which would already
give you some mathematics capabilities. It looks like someone has
already done something with python: https://www.develer.com/trac/dspython/
Please post updates! I can't help more tangibly, but it would be really
fun to hear of progress.