[kde-edu]: libscience in kdeedu

Carsten Niehaus cniehaus at gmx.de
Sat Oct 22 12:59:32 CEST 2005


I just wanted to inform you a bit about libscience.

* You find it in kdeedu/libkdeedu/libscience

* I want that library to include all classes of Kalzium which are "scientific" 
and not directly KDE-related. For example:
  ** class Element (describes a chemical element)
  ** class Isotope (describes a physical isotope like C-13)
  ** class Spectrum (describes a physical spectrum like a NMR-spectrum)

* The class is able to read the file elements.xml (found in libscience/data/)
  ** elements.xml is part of the BlueObelisk-project 
(http://www.blue-obelisk.org). This means that many projects share this file 
(Kalzium, JMol, CDK and others). The file is updated from time to time, for 
example when a new dataset is added or a error in the file is found. 
Therefore, Kalzium will profit without me having to work on it ;-) On the 
other hand I am trying to get all data Kalzium has and BO has not into the 
file. I already added four datasets: 
 *** block, 
 *** nameOrigin, 
 *** boilingPoint, 
 *** meltingPoint.

* elements.xml is CML (Chemical Markup Language). This is an "official" 
format, not invented by me.

* In case for example KStars has "scientific" classes like "Planet" or 
something and they are interested to move things into libscience: You are 
very welcome! This is not a Kalzium-lib, it is meant to be a general lib. 
There is no dependency beside Qt4.
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