2.2 Features of Asir
As mentioned in the previous section, Asir is a standard language
interface forRisa’s algebraic engine.
Usually, it is provided as an executable file named
Main features supported for the current version of Asir is as follows.
A C-like programming language
Arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication
and division) on numbers, polynomials and rational expressions
Operations on vectors and matrices
List processing operations at the minimum
Several Built-in functions (factorization, GCD computation, Groebner basis
Useful user defined functions(e.g., factorization over algebraic number fields)
Plotting of implicit functions
Numerical evaluation of mathematical expressions including elementary
transcendental functions at arbitrary precision. This feature is
in force only if PARI system (see section
Distributed computation over UNIX
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