Playing Around with SAGE on Linux

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I just wanted to show these cool graphs that were made with the help of an open source mathmatics program called SAGE. It’s main goal is to “reinvent the car instead of just the wheel”. In other words, the goal is to reinvent a program that will be capable of performing the same calculations as Maple, Mathmatica, as well as other major software companies. The good news is, it will always be free and cross-platform! Which means it’s available to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS folks alike.

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  • Herli Menezes
    April 5th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Hi, Derek,

    I’m a brazilian newbie in Linux, it’s so fine, because Linux gives us great opportunities of learning and inventing things. Well, i read about SAGE, it would be marvelous having a free software with Mapple or Mathematica funcionalities. As a Physics professor it would be nice using it. do u have more informations about it?

    I am using ur tutorial about configuring and runnir a web server usind Fedora 8, its fine.

    Herli Menezes

  • SendDerek
    April 6th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    First of all, thanks for dropping by and commenting! I’m glad you found my article intriguing.

    I would suggest browsing through the SAGE homepage at http://www.sagemath.org. There, you will most certainly find a ton of information (especially in the documentation).

    I truly believe that a solution like this would be most excellent for students who are already spending an arm and leg in tuition costs let alone expensive mathematics software. Plus, this program will be available to those who run Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, or whatever. What could be better from the standpoint of a student?

    I hope you do find it as worthwhile and interesting as I did.

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