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[Axiom-developer] Re: Sage on Scientific Linux?

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Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: Sage on Scientific Linux?
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 04:43:47 -0400


I recommend you talk to William Stein. He's the project lead.
I follow both Scientific Linux and Sage but am not a contributor to either.
But I think that FNAL and other labs would be the ideal target
audience for a Sage system.

>> Colleagues,
>> There is a cross-fertilization that might be very useful for both
>> the Scientific Linux world and the Sage world.
>> For those who don't know, Scientific Linux is a linux distribution
>> that is a "common platform" for scientific users. It was recently
>> described as:
>> Sage is an open source effort to create a free and open alternative
>> to Mathematica, Maple, Magma, and Matlab.
>> It seems to me that the development of a standardized open source
>> platform for science and scientific computation have quite common
>> goals. Indeed, it could be argued quite strongly that this kind of
>> a platform effort is a strong target for NSF, INRIA, or other major
>> government funding.
>> I can answer some trivial questions about both projects but I am
>> not a "contact person" for either project.
>> Tim Daly
>> Axiom
>Hi Tim,
>That does look like an interesting program.  It's possible that many 
>scientists would be interested in it.
>Has someone already packaged it in an rpm that you know of?
>Troy Dawson
>Troy Dawson  address@hidden  (630)840-6468
>Fermilab  ComputingDivision/CSS  CSI Group

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