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Manuscript Title: VEST: abstract vector calculus simplification in Mathematica
Authors: J. Squire, J. Burby, H. Qin
Program title: VEST (Vector Einstein Summation Tools)
Catalogue identifier: AEQN_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 185(2014)128
Programming language: Mathematica.
Computer: Any computer running Mathematica.
Operating system: Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac OS X.
RAM: Usually under 10 Mbytes
Keywords: Vector calculus, Mathematica, Tensors.
PACS: 02.90.+p, 52.20.-j.
Classification: 5, 12, 19.

Nature of problem:
Large scale vector calculus computations

Solution method:
Reduce expressions to standard form in index notation, automatic derivation of multi-term vector identities.

Restrictions:
Current version cannot derive vector identities without cross products or curl

Additional comments:
Intuitive user input and output in a combination of vector and index notation

Running time:
Reduction to standard form is usually less than one second. Simplification of very large expressions can take much longer.