# 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.

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.