The name GiNaC is an iterated and recursive abbreviation for GiNaC is Not a CAS, where CAS stands for Computer Algebra System. It has been developed to become a replacement engine for xloops which is up to now powered by the Maple CAS. Its design is revolutionary in a sense that contrary to other CAS it does not try to provide extensive algebraic capabilities and a simple programming language but instead accepts a given language (C++) and extends it by a set of algebraic capabilities.
Author: Christian Bauer
Author: Alexander Frink
Author: Richard Kreckel
Maintainer: Juergen "George" Sawinski <jsaw [at] gmx [dot] net>
Build time (on reference hardware): 195% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 7.39 MB, 73 files
Installed files (on reference hardware):
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).