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[openFATE 308459] Include Sage open-source mathematics software
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  • Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 06:46:44 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: François Godbout (jfg7777)
Feature #308459, revision 10
Title: Include Sage open-source mathematics software

Package Wishlist: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Todd R (theblackcat)
Partner organization:

Sage is a python-based GPL advanced mathematics software similar to the
closed-source mathematica and the open-source maxima.  It seems pretty
powerful, supporting many advanced mathematics operations, plotting,
and other higher-level mathematics tasks.  It provides a nice web
interface.  Further, the new Cantor advanced mathematics software that
will be included with KDE 4.4 can act as a front-end for sage (as well
as maxima and R for now).  However, there is no Sage package for
Considering an official KDE program now uses it I think it is a good
idea to provide a package.  Further, it is useful, powerful, open-
source tool for people in science, mathematics, and engineering, with a
rather nicer interface than wxmaxima (which is available).  Since
Cantor is now in the main KDE education software group I think Sage
should probably be in the main release for openSUSE 11.3.  In the
meantime there should probably be a package in KDE4 Unstable now and
one in KDE 4 Factory when it switches to KDE 4.4 beta 1, and probably
another in the science and/or education buildservice repository since
it can be used in any web browser independently of KDE.
The software can be found here:

+ Business case (Partner benefit):
+ Cantor and TeXmacs both indeed may be used as SAGEmath
+ frontends rather than its browser interface. For students to learn
+ higher maths, and scientists to benefit from the deep integration of
+ free/open software well choosen among what's available, SAGEmath is the
+ very one project.

#1: Kevin Coonan (kevinc_md) (2010-03-01 17:01:37)
The current Cantor package lacks support for the exceptionally well
regarded R statistical analysis and programming backend.
I concur with including SAGE.
SuSE is a great platform for scientists and engineers, and inclusion of
better support for the core tools used accross disciplines is important
to the future of SuSE as a leader.

#2: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2010-03-01 18:42:51)
See this: Add more scientific packages (309007)  

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