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CAS for algebraic geometry, which one?

I use Maple to compute Groebner bases and find it very efficient/fast for my current needs. However, several introductory textbooks on algebraic geometry refer to Singular, which I never used before. ...
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What free software can I use to solve a system of linear equations containing an unknown?

Question: What free software can I use to solve a system of linear equations $M\mathbf{x}=\mathbf{y}$ where the entries of $\mathbf{y}$ vary with an unknown quantity $n$? Presumably I could do ...
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2answers
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How can I find the sum of the digits of a positive integer in GAP?

(I eventually found the answer to this question after writing it. But just in case anyone finds this useful, or has an alternative or better answer, I'll ask and answer my own question.) After ...
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1answer
106 views

How do I substitute a value into a polynomial in GAP?

Question: How do I substitute a value into a polynomial in GAP? So, if I start off with the following: x:=Indeterminate(Integers,"x"); f:=x^2+3; I have $f$ ...
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How are arrays defined with GAP? [closed]

Is it possible to define arrays in GAP ? If not what is the replacement ?
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Finding irreducible representations of the following group using GAP

Given the following group of order 24, $$ G = \langle a,b \mid a^2=b^3=(abab^2)^2=1\rangle$$ how can one find (all) the irreducible representations using GAP? Since I have not installed GAP yet, I ...
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Are CASs useful in mathematics?

I understand that computer-algebra systems are useful for physists, engineers, or other users of mathematics. But are they useful in mathematics itself? Specifically, Are they usually taught in ...
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1answer
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MAGMA question: SemidirectProduct using a homomorphism $f:G \rightarrow GL_n(\mathbb{F}_p)$.

Suppose I have a homomorphism $f:G\rightarrow GL_n(\mathbb{F}_p)$ and I wish to form the semidirect product $E\rtimes_f G$ with $E$ being the elementary abelian group of order $p^n$. The Semidirect ...
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How do I break MAGMA? [closed]

Is there any way I can break and get back to the prompt in MAGMA when MAGMA is spending forever doing some computation? I don't wan't to Ctrl-D, because then I will lose all sorts of stored variables, ...
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1answer
83 views

How to iterate over power set in MAGMA?

I want do something for all subsets J of a certain cardinality of {1,2,...,n}, for a (previously declared) number n. It seems magma is not happy with: for J in PowerSet([1..n]) do To which MAGMA ...
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1answer
91 views

Picking out columns from a matrix using MAGMA

How do I form a new matrix from a given one by picking out some of its columns, using MAGMA?
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2answers
366 views

Software for differential geometry

What is the software for computations with tensor fields? I'm interested in computations with vector-valued differential forms on Riemannien manifolds. Wedge product, exterior derivative, likely Hodge ...
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'Linux' math program with interactive terminal?

Are there any open source math programs out there that have an interactive terminal and that work on linux? So for example you could enter two matrices and specify an operation such as multiply and ...
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Complex equation in maxima

I rested on this tutorial. After issuing the command with "solve" function: %i2 solve((a-b-sqrt(-c^2+2*c*y-y^2+r^2))^2+(d-y)^2=2*r^2*(1-cos(e)),y); The output ...
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software for algebraic simplifying expressions

I have many huge algebraic expressions such as: $$\frac{8Y}{1+x}-\frac{(1-Y)}{x}+\frac{Kx(1+5x)^{3/5}}{2}$$ where $\ ...
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What are some good iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Apps for mathematicians?

There are lots of good apps for teaching mathematics to children but I would like to learn about apps for undergraduate/graduate/research levels. Helper questions Any algebra system (like ...
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2answers
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Learning to use MAGMA

I'm trying to learn to use MAGMA for research in group theory, but it's been slow going. I've been using the MAGMA handbook provided online, but it's rather hard to learn with. I feel like it's hard ...
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1answer
425 views

Maple: How to turn a set of vectors into a matrix?

In Maple the command NullSpace turns a given matrix into a set of vectors -- a basis for its null space. This is precisely what it should in a mathematical sense. However, for computations using the ...
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Computer Programs for Pure Mathematicians

Question: Which computer programs are useful for a pure mathematician to familiarize themselves with? Less Briefly: I was once told that, now-a-days, any new mathematician worth his beans knows how ...
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symbolic computation program/software

What is your recommended symbolic computation program/software for free and commercial respectively? What are its strength and weakness? For example, efficiency, comprehensiveness, etc Thanks!
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Can you recommend a decent online or software calculator?

I'm looking for an online or software calculator that can show me the history of items I typed in, much like an expensive Ti calculator. Can you recommend any?