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[openFATE 308459] Include Sage open-source mathematics software
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  • Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 06:48:51 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-308459-11@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: François Godbout (jfg7777)
Feature #308459, revision 11
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)  

+ #3: François Godbout (jfg7777) (2010-12-18 06:48:34)
+ Why its developers would not have conceived it to install without all
+ packages together seems to be worked over. The different platforms on
+ which it is ported shouldn't have to be bothered with the developers
+ difficulties to match up with pieces of software upgrade
+ inconsistencies. Some knowledgeable would mainly have to make some RPM
+ with it, as seems to be asked from them.



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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/308459

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