[kde-edu]: libscience in kdeedu

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sat Oct 22 13:21:17 CEST 2005

A Dissabte 22 Octubre 2005 12:59, Carsten Niehaus va escriure:
> Hello
> 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.

Why not add that to the "original" file? Or are you doing that and i 

Great job, sharing is always good!


> * 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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