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Modified Tue Aug 30 00:41:34 2005 UTC (14 years, 5 months ago) by dpvc
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Added a parserCustomization.pl file that is loaded whenever the
Parser.pl file is.  This can be used on a course-by-course basis to
customize features of the Parser.  Some examples are listed in the

You need to be VERY careful when doing this, as this will affect ALL
problems that use the Parser.  Your changes may cause some .pg files
to fail if they rely on the default behavior that you are changing.

If you wish to override settings in one of the predefined contexts
(like "Vector"), then define $context{Vector} as a copy of
$Parser::Context::Default::context{Vector}, as in the commented out
examples.  Then Context("Vector") will use your copy rather than the
original.  If you were to change the version in
Parser::Context::Default, that would change the parser for ALL
courses, not just yours.

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Modified Tue Feb 15 21:58:54 2005 UTC (15 years ago) by dpvc
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Updated the answer checkers so that you can more easily specify how
the correct answer shoudl be displayed.  In the past, you could use
something like Real(sqrt(2))->cmp(correct_ans=>"sqrt(2)") to do this,
but that is awkward.  Now the Compute() function (which parses and
then evaluates a string) sets things up so that the original string
will be what is used as the correct answer.  That means
Compute("sqrt(2)")->cmp will have the same result as the example

You can also set the {correct_ans} properly of any Parser object to
have that value used as the correct answer.  For example

     $x = Real(sqrt(2));
     $x->{correct_ans} = "sqrt(2)";

would also produce the same answer checker as the two previous
examples.  All three methods should work.  Use the one that is most
convenient for you.

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Modified Sun Aug 22 00:56:32 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Formulas can now be compared even if their variables are complex
numbers, or even points or vectors!  This makes it possible to ask
students for complex functions like z^2+i and so on.

You can specify limits for variables either via
Context()->variables->set(x=>{limits=>[0,1]})  (for reals) or
Context()->variables->set(z=>{limits=>[[-2,2],[0,1]]}) (for complexes).
Similarly for points and vectors (where the number of sub arrays
depends on the dimension).  You can also give the limits for a
specific formula by assigning to its ->{limits} field:

    $f = Formula("sqrt(x-10)");
    $f->{limits} = [10,12];

There are now named variable types for 'Point2D', 'Point3D',
'Vector2D' and 'Vector3D', in addition to 'Real' and 'Complex'.
You can also specify a variable type by giving an explicit instance of
a value of the given type.  E.g.

    Context()->variables->add(x=>'Real',y=>0);     # two real variables
    Context()->variables->add(z=>'Complex',w=>i);  # two complexes
    Context()->variables->add(r=>Vector(0,0,0));   # a vector in R^3
    Context()->variables->add(X=>'Vector3D');      # a vector in R^3

There still needs to be more error checking in processing
user-supplied limits, but I'm not sure how much overhead is worth it.

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Modified Thu Aug 19 12:01:12 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Make sure loadMacros() doesn't try to load these files more than once.

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Modified Fri Aug 13 22:57:27 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Changed the way the parser checks to see if it is loaded.

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Added Wed Aug 4 20:52:28 2004 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by dpvc
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Make Parser work with PGauxiliaryFunctions.pl, and add the macro files
needed to initialize the parser.

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