February 22, 2011
All time downloads
Description of Sage 4.6.1
Open-source mathematics software system
Sage can be used to study general and advanced, pure and applied mathematics. This includes a huge range of mathematics, including algebra, calculus, elementary to very advanced number theory, cryptography, numerical computation, commutative algebra, group theory, combinatorics, graph theory, exact linear algebra and much more.
It combines various software packages and seamlessly integrates their functionality into a common experience. It is well suited for education, studying and research. The interface is a notebook in a web-browser or the command-line. Using the notebook, Sage connects either locally to your own Sage installation or to a Sage server on the network.
Inside the Sage notebook you can create embedded graphics, beautifully typeset mathematical expressions, add and delete input, and share your work across the network.
Editor's review for Sage
Mathematicians around the world have long been locked in an ongoing struggle to find the best, most comprehensive analysis system for them that can allow them to explore various calculations they may have in mind and explore different possibilities without needing to invest heavily in any proprietary system in the process simply to get the results that they're after. Unfortunately, for most mathematicians and students alike, for many years the only options available on the market were limited to usually quite costly systems for complex calculation processing that many times simply did not function the way the users wished them to.
With this in mind, mathematician William Stein began in 2004 a project known as "Sage". Based upon the concept of Firefox and other successful open-source programs that have developed a substantial user base and contribution level from many users around the world without needing them to pay expensive royalties in the process, Sage is an open source alternative based on the Python programming language that provides a truly free and effective alternative for many aspiring mathematicians and established professionals alike to fully utilize their systems to the best of their ability and not need to pay substantial sums of money in the process.
A constant work in progress, Sage is open to all developers and users alike around the world and is regularly being developed and improved not by one individual or limited group but by all users across the globe that utilize it each and every day. Constantly adding new functionality, new features, better access across all systems and eliminating all bugs that may be found, Sage is quickly becoming the leader in the mathematical system processing industry and in many ways has already surpassed many proprietary systems requiring substantial investments.
All of this can be accessed in a number of different ways, offering users full control over their experience. The most common ways, for example, allow users to interact with Sage through a web-interface that utilizes Sage while it is running in the background, a command-line interface that allows users complete control over many Python functions and even as a Python library for an alternative approach to its built-in processing powers. Additionally, many people have even embedded Sage into LaTex documents and directly onto servers themselves, meaning that all users on a network can have access to what Sage has to offer without needing to install it on an individual computer - perfect for learning institutions utilizing a comprehensive internal network to power their machines.
Overall, if you're tired of looking at proprietary software packages for a solution that's right for you and are ready for a free, open source program that can empower you and your machine to fully handle all aspects of your mathematical calculations that you may not have thought possible before then look no further.
Join the Sage community now and download a copy for yourself to see why many researchers, mathematicians and students around the world have made the change to Sage and will never switch to any other platform.
by William St
on February 22nd 2011, 11:27
It goes without saying that I really love this software.
Add your review
Top popularity in Mathematics
A scientific calculator able to evaluate complex mathematics
Practice arithmetic skills, for kids and professionals