The general syntax for calling phc is as follows:
Following is a short description of the options and the acronyms of the tools invoked.
To facilitate the use of the tools, it is recommended to use the acronyms to define aliases so that these can be used from the command line. For instance, by creating an executable file mvc that contains simply the line
phc -m $1 $2the tool mvc can be invoked directly by typing mvc input output after the prompt.
In Table 10 the input data and results of the tools are given.
|tool||input data||output results|
|scal||target system||scaled system|
|redu||target system||reduced system|
|roco||target system||a root count|
|mvc||target system||mixed volume|
|poco||target system||solutions of|
|start system||target system|
|vali||target system||refined solutions|
If phc is called without options, then the tools are activated one after the other, in the order as they are listed in Table 10.