Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: Working Spice for Linux?
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Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 08:05:10 +0100
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"Spam Hater" wrote in message
> On Fri, 18 Oct 2002 19:43:20 +0100, C.D.H.Williams@exeter.ac.uk
> (Charles DH Williams) wrote:
> >I don't see how knowledge of whatever formula you have in mind is
> >to 'porting and "fixing" spice'
> Then you don't understand the problem.
Charles statement, "It is possible to make very useful improvements to
Berkeley's spice3 without ever touching the mathematical parts of the
Is obviously correct. I posted an example of this. Or adding square root
with frequency resistors, or temperature sweeps, the list is pretty much
endless. There are lots of things that can be done to spice with he
minimum of mathematics.
There is a lot more to "fixing" spice then just the detailed core
mathematical code. Another example is the memory leaks. To turn spice3
into a decent optimisation engine, they need to be fixed. This would be
a significant improvement, yet no knowledge of mathematics would be
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