- comparison of numerical to algebraic, or symbolic, computation
Numerical Symbolic numerical algebraic evaluation simplification - typical features of algebraic computation
- computation with arbitrary precision numbers--no rounding
- computation with symbols and variables (e.g., )
- computation with functions (e.g., )
- manipulation of formulas
- symbolic operations (
differentiation ,
integration ,
factorization ,
etc.)

- computation with arbitrary precision numbers--no rounding
- algebraic computation or symbol manipulation or computer algebra
is the field of scientific computation which develops, analyzes,
implements and uses algebraic algorithms

Richard Liska