10-15 March 2019
Steinmatte conference center
Europe/Zurich timezone

reFORM: designing a new symbolic manipulation toolkit

14 Mar 2019, 18:20
20m
Steinmatte Room C

Steinmatte Room C

Oral Track 3: Computations in Theoretical Physics: Techniques and Methods Track 3: Computations in Theoretical Physics: Techniques and Methods

Speaker

Ben Ruijl (Nikhef)

Description

Over the last few years manipulating expressions with millions of terms has become common in particle physics. Form is the de facto tool for manipulations of extremely large expressions, but it comes with some downsides. In this talk I will discuss an effort to modernize aspects of Form, such as the language and workflow, and the introduction of bindings to C and Python. This new tool is written in Rust and is called reFORM

Primary author

Ben Ruijl (Nikhef)

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