SAGE — Software for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation

Monday, October 23, 2006 - 10:50am - 11:40am
EE/CS 3-180
William Stein (University of Washington)
The goal of SAGE is to create an optimal software environment for research
and experimentation in algebra, geometry, number theory, cryptography, and
related areas. The speaker started SAGE in 2005 by combining together the
very best of existing free software (e.g., Singular, PARI, GAP, Macaulay2,
Maxima, gfan, etc), creating interfaces to non-free software (e.g., MAGMA,
Maple, Mathematica), and beginning to fill in the gaps with new code. Now
many developers have joined him in working on filling these gaps and
making SAGE a polished and efficient piece of software. This talk will
demo SAGE, and explain how it works.