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Schoonschip definition

mathematics, tool
(From the Dutch for "beautiful ship" or "clean ship") A program for symbolic mathematics, especially High Energy Physics, written by M. Veltman of CERN in 1964. Schoonschip only does algebra, no derivatives. It was implemented originally in CDC 6600 and CDC 7600 assembly language and currently in 680x0 assembly language. Latest versions run on Amiga, Atari ST, Sun-3 and NeXT.
It was once maintained by David Williams at the University of Michigan Physics Department.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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