ginac  1.8.0
About: GiNaC (GiNaC is Not a CAS (Computer Algebra System)) is a C++ library for symbolic calculations.
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General Information

GiNaC (which stands for "GiNaC is Not a CAS" (computer algebra system)) is a C++ library for symbolic mathematical calculations. It is designed to allow the creation of integrated systems that embed symbolic manipulations together with more established areas of computer science (like computation-intense numeric applications, graphical interfaces, etc.) under one roof.

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See the file "INSTALL".

How to report bugs

If you have identified a bug in GiNaC you are welcome to send a detailed bug report to Please think about your bug! This means that you should include

  • Information about your system

    • Which operating system and version (uname -a)
    • Which C compiler and version (gcc --version)
    • For Linux, which version of the C library

    And anything else you think is relevant.

  • Information about your version of GiNaC

    • Version and release number
    • Which options GiNaC was configured with
  • How to reproduce the bug

    • If it is a systematical bug in the library, a short test program together with the output you get and the output you expect will help us to reproduce it quickly.

Patches are most welcome. If possible please make them with diff -c and include ChangeLog entries.