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From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-science] Sage, Axiom and FriCAS
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:02:49
1 1. I'm on the Axiom mailing lists. There has been a fork of Axiom called
2 FriCAS, which is in some sense I don't quite understand, associated with
3 the Sage project. The fork started out life as an Axiom developer
4 wanting to speed up the build process of Axiom, as well as making the
5 project more responsive to defect fixes as well as new features.
7 Like many forks, there's a bit of acrimony between the two projects. I'm
8 a casual user of Axiom -- it's on my list of things to learn, and I've
9 got it running on my machines both out of Portage and from upstream
10 source. I'm not ready to "join either camp" -- all I want is something
11 that works. I am, however, doing some testing this weekend on FriCAS to
12 see if I can make it work on my Athlon64 X2. If anyone is interested in
13 FriCAS, the mailing list is at
17 2. Sage itself is an interesting project that I think belongs in
18 sci-mathematics, whether or not it contains Axiom or FriCAS. It's mostly
19 Python wrappers on other scientific libraries. Their home page is
20 I've got the source tarball
21 and plan to do a test build this weekend on the Athlon64 X2. If it
22 works, I'll probably put an enhancement request in Bugzilla for it. The
23 source tarball has *all* of the dependencies, I think, so I may have to
24 do some tweaking to make it take things out of Portage insteas.
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