Talk:LTspice Genealogy - The Heritage of Simulation Ubiquity

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The title of this page is perhaps a little intimidating to readers with limited English vocabulary, so perhaps an explanatory clarification should be added immediately underneath the title (not sure how to make it appear ahead of the table of contents, which is automatically generated). The purpose of this page (and the meaning of its title) is:

"LTspice excels, not only in its technical prowess, but also in its unique accessibility to and popularity with the masses. This page highlights the heritage of LTspice, emphasizing both the technical developments leading up to the current version of LTspice and the key events and prior trailblazers on the pathway to making SPICE the dominant simulation platform in the engineering community." (This second reason is why special emphasis is given to PSpice.)

This page is lacking sources and cites to substantiate the history as presented. They really need to be added, but I am not sure that the LTwiki presently includes the software necessary to automatically collect and order cites made throughout the page body into an end note list. Perhaps Lewis would like to comment on this?

Much of the information on the early days of SPICE comes from Larry Nagel's website. Also Wikipedia has some good pages that should be linked. There are a few good historical articles from several engineering journals as well. Lastly, it would very helpful to interview Mike Engelhardt for a first hand recounting of the direct history LTspice.

(Update from Admin Lewis) Cite is now added as a feature to LTwiki. Here is an example below.

According to scientists, the Sun is pretty big.[1] The Moon, however, is not so big.[2]

  1. E. Miller, The Sun, (New York: Academic Press, 2005), 23-5.
  2. R. Smith, "Size of the Moon", Scientific American, 46 (April 1978): 44-6.