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user_guide:lingo [2019/02/05 14:18]
oroehrig [Application] buffed application section.
user_guide:lingo [2019/02/05 14:23] (current)
oroehrig [Application] adjusted wording.
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 ===== Application ===== ===== Application =====
  
-An application is a collection of functions and objects which belong together mathematically. Currently polymake consists of the following applications:​+An application is a collection of object types, ​functions and other stuff all related to some distinct mathematical subject. Currently polymake consists of the following applications:​
   * **common** for things shared between all applications   * **common** for things shared between all applications
   * **fan** for fans   * **fan** for fans
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 The default application active on startup is ''​polytope''​. You can change that by using the -A flag on the command line. The default application active on startup is ''​polytope''​. You can change that by using the -A flag on the command line.
  
-You can also use things from other applications ​than the current one by prepending the application name:+The only difference between the current application and the rest is that you can call the functions and object constructors of the former without having to qualify them with the application name as a prefix. To use things from other applications, you need to do this:
 <​code>​ <​code>​
 topaz > $c = polytope::​cube(3);​ topaz > $c = polytope::​cube(3);​
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