Virtue 0.2

Virtue is a mathematical processor shaped after ideas from APL, mathematics and other language systems. Its final aim is to implement the "knowledge" of mathematics and other related areas in a simple and consistent framework.

Virtue is a vector/array 'processor', with a RPN programming language. The Virtue 0.2 language (Virtue 0.3 is comming very soon!) is based on an approach of defining an "Extremely Complex Instruction Set Computer", actually a programmed processor, and is provided with a large set of WORDs which operate on scalars, vectors and arrays (similary to the APL programming language). Virtue sentences are, however, not syntactically complex as many computer languages are (including even APL), but is, as a RPN language, more along the lines of Forth, Postscript and HP RPN calculators.

Virtue is, inter alias, provided to be a "Grid Service Library Application", i.e. an Application whose primary intention is not to be used by itself, but to be used as a kind of "processor", which enables specific complex processing to be done by providing it with reasonable simple requests. As such, Virtue can be used in "batch" mode on modern day grids, submitting Virtue for execution with the Virtue programme as its input data, and getting the processed results back in simple alphanumeric form.

Virtue can, therefore, in addition to the usage as a extremely complex calculator/processor, when used interactively, be directly used by a Grid "Driver Application" to provide full mathematical model processing.

For more on Grid Service Library Applications see the Abstract Parallel Programming and Multi-Cluster Execution Using 'Grid Library/Service Applications'.

For testing purposes Virtue 0.2 is not available on-line, but there is always a newest version for testing at telnet, Login: Virtue, no password.

Virtue 0.2 is also available for download as an executable for a number of systems.

Please check the abovementioned Virtue 0.2 language description before testing Virtue. To exit the system, type the sentence: OFF.

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