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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

Priority

Requester: Important

Requested by: Todd R (theblackcat)

Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:

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

openSUSE.

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: http://www.sagemath.org/

+ Business case (Partner benefit):

+ openSUSE.org: 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.

Discussion:

#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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openSUSE Feature:

https://features.opensuse.org/308459

Feature #308459, revision 10

Title: Include Sage open-source mathematics software

Package Wishlist: Unconfirmed

Priority

Requester: Important

Requested by: Todd R (theblackcat)

Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:

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

openSUSE.

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: http://www.sagemath.org/

+ Business case (Partner benefit):

+ openSUSE.org: 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.

Discussion:

#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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openSUSE Feature:

https://features.opensuse.org/308459

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