A few comments that might help with development of these ideas.
WeBWorK is divided into two (perhaps 3 ) parts. WeBWorK2 is an LMS.
The PG language
code provides problem rendering and answer evaluation. PG has a
webservice and is pretty independent of the LMS. For example it
already serves has a handler of advanced mathematics problems for
A little work could completely decouple PG from WeBWorK2 -- and since
it communicates through a web service the new front end could be built
in any language you like. It might be worth looking at some of the
design of the PG section -- in particular the pg/lib/WeBWorK/
Translator.pm module and the use of macros and MathObjects. The
power of the PG rendering and answer evaluation system developed over
the last 16 years would take some time to recreate. On the other hand
the full power may not be needed for every application.
The third part of WeBWorK is the NationalProblemLibrary, an enormous
collection of mathematics problems at all levels from pre-calculus to
ODE and complex variables, generously donated over the last decade by
mathematics instructors. It has been only lightly curated (an ongoing
problem) so the quality varies.
While it would be relatively easy to replace the LMS with one written
in a different language it would be somewhat more difficult to rewrite
PG and I think nearly impossible to duplicate or translate the 20K
problems in the NPL. The best approach there would be to use a perl
interpreter embedded in another language such as Ruby or Python.
On May 21, 1:23 am, MišoLietavec <frca...@gmail.com> wrote: