Dynamic program improvement

  • P. D. Pearce
  • J. P. Fitch
Applications And Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 378)


We are pleading for system builders to pay attention to the experience of so many novice users, and help in the provision of a problem solving environment if it is not possible to provide automatic improvements. The difficulty of using algebra systems is not just because of bad design, but is intrinsic to them. The recent improved interfaces can help, but if the algebra community is to expand and bring help to the mass of potential users then to provision of an environment like the one we have outlined here is essential.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Pearce
    • 1
  • J. P. Fitch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ComputingPlymouth PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of BathUK

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