README for package "yacas" version 1.0.x Yacas (Yet Another Computer Algebra System) is a small and highly flexible general-purpose computer algebra language. The syntax uses a infix-operator grammar parser. The distribution contains a small library of mathematical functions, but its real strength is in the language in which you can easily write your own symbolic manipulation algorithms. The core engine supports arbitrary precision arithmetic (although it can optionally be linked with the library "libgmp2") and is able to execute symbolic manipulations on various mathematical objects by following user-defined rules. Read the file INSTALL for instructions on how to compile and install Yacas. Yacas is portable across most Unix-ish platforms and requires a standard C++ compiler such as "g++". Precompiled Red Hat (RPM) and Debian (DEB) packages are also available. For detailed information on Yacas features and usage, please see the included documentation or go to the Yacas Web page, "http://www.xs4all.nl/~apinkus/".