Some findings and reccommendations

SIAM report, 1990 of a NSF panel, US Army Research Office support,


•Symbolic computation is part of a key techonology, namely, scientific and engineering computation

• S.C. enhances scientific and engineering productivity

• Applications occur throughout science and engineering. The interplay between fundamental results and technology is an important dynamic of the field.

•Implementation of new results is lagging: many new algorithms that have been discovered over the past decade have been implemented in few, if any, systems.

•To the commercial sector: continue the initial steps to take S.C. software seriously