A computer algebra system (CAS) is a program which is able to carry out various symbolic manipulations with mathematical expressions. Some well-known computer-algebra systems: Mathematica, Maple, Wolfram Alpha, GAP, SAGE. For questions about Mathematica please see the ...

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Singular CAS vs Macaulay2 for finite fields

I intend to work on error correcting codes using finite fields. Finite fields are supported by both Singular and Macaulay2 CAS, now I am confused about which one I should start with to learn. Any ...
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Algorithm for computing an inverse image

Let $k$ be a field (finite if you'd like), and let $f:A\to B$ be a map of graded, commutative $k$-algebras. Suppose further that $A$ is finitely generated and choose a presentation ...
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Simplify fog type function chain using sympy

I need to simplify some lengthy $fog(x)$ where both $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are known rational polynomial in one variable. For e.g. $f(x) = (7x-9)/12$ and $g(x) = (2x-5)/7$. Then I would like to get a ...
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Determining equations for Lie symmetries

Am I right that using methods of the 1-forms (that usually implemented in system of computer algebra for Lie Symmetries), we can always generate determining equations for ODE, that solved for highest ...
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Maxima CAS and programmatically defining a function with a variable number of arguments. -?

This is a very simplified question of what I had asked. In Maxima, how can I include a for-loop counter in the left-hand side of an assignment, e.g. ...
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Generating a 2D coordinate from a 1D Index

Imagine you have a 5x5 matrix (zero indexed), where only the upper right coordinates are valid. I am unsure if this is the terminology to use, so the following coordinates should be the valid ones: ...
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Lower bounds on possible integer relations from the PSLQ algorithm

For the equation: $$ \sum_{i=1}^na_ix_i=0 $$ where all $x_i$ are real numbers and all $a_i$ are integers, the PSLQ algorithm can either find an integer relation or give lower bounds on the norm of ...
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How to detect carry and overflow?

Let's say that 0011 + 0111 = 1010 How to detect whether the operation generate carry and overflow?
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Recent benchmarks of CAS programs? (HNF, Groebner)

I've been trying to find recent benchmarks of CAS systems for computing the Hermite Normal Form as well as Groebner basis over both $\mathbb{Q}$ and $\mathbb{C}$. I've been unable to find anything ...
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Boolean Expression simplification help

Hi I am new to the board. Taking a computer architecture course and I am having trouble understanding further simplification on a question I got on a previous quiz. When I type in the expression ...
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In SAGE, what function factors a polynomial whose coefficients are parameters?

In SAGE the function "factor" will factorize elementary polynomials with coefficients in $\Bbb Q$. For example: x,y = var('x,y') poly = x^3-y^2*x factor(poly) SAGE: x*(x-y)*(x+y) ...
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Silverman exercise 3.1 proving that two polynomials are relatively prime iff the discriminant is non-zero

Silverman, p. 104: Show that the polynomials $$f=x^4−b_4x^2−2b_6x−b8 \qquad \text{and}\qquad g=4x^3+b_2x^2+2b_4x+b_6$$ appearing in the duplication formula (III.2.3d) are relatively prime if ...
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Revealing output slowly in Magma

When working in Magma, is there a command to gradually reveal the output. For example, if you have a finite group $G$ and you want to calculate SubgroupLattice(G), then the output may be thousands of ...
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Tools for optimizing asymptotic bounds.

Is there any tool for this task ? Given the asymptotic bound in term of $n$ and other paramaters $t_1,\dots,t_r$, then return the value for each $t_i$ which optimizes the expression in term of $n$, ...
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Flatten kronecker product in CAS?

I am a new user of Maxima, and I need to trace the elements of a big messy kronecker product of symbolic matrices. I tried the following to get my feet wet, but I don't get a simple, flat matrix -- ...
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Looking for a binomial system solver

I am interested in solving binomial systems of the form $$ \begin{cases} a_1 x_1^{d_{11}} x_2^{d_{12}} \cdots x_n^{d_{1n}} + b_1 x_1^{d_{11}} x_2^{d_{12}} \cdots x_n^{d_{1n}} &= 0 \\ ...
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CAS for counting points of varieties over finite fields

I am looking for a computer algebra system, which is able to some of the following (in theory equivalent) things for a smooth projective variety defined over a finite field: -Count the number of ...
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Simple example application of Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions to minimization problem

I am wondering if there is a simple example application of the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions to show that a minimum exists for a multivariate minimization/optimization problem. Could anyone suggest a ...
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Interpreting a chain of m's and o's from Macaulay2

This has been crossed referenced here as well in case a software developer understands this language. I am using Macaulay2 and does anyone know how to read the following? Example 1: -- ...
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Computing relations on the columns of a matrix

Given an $m\times n$ (with $n>m)$ matrix $M$ over a polynomial ring $R=k[x_1,...,x_n]$, suppose that every column of $M$ is an $R$-linear combination of $m$ specified columns. I would like to ...
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Any software package with Mordell equations implemented?

I admit I have no idea how to tag this post, but I'm looking for a CAS/number theory software package that would implement a decent algorithm for computing the integral solutions to $x^2 = y^3 - k$, ...
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Plot Y-Range on Mathematica

I have a plot that I would like to slightly manipulate in Mathematica. Here is the code I am entering: Plot[{x, 2^x, log_2(x)}, {x, -1, 3}] As you can see $x$, $2^x$, and $log_2(x)$ are all ...
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Does MAPLE not simplify correctly or am I goofing?

While attempting to answer this question with help of MAPLE, something very strange happened, at least according to me. We have the following function: $$ \phi(x,y) = ...
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How does GAP understand $SL_2(\mathbb{F}_3)$?

When one is asking for " IrreducibleRepresentations(SL(2,3))" it makes sense that the matrices it returns are over the complex field as thats the field on which the representations are. There GAP ...
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The mathematics underlying this baroque expression of the double-factorial

On the OEIS page for the double factorial, there are three ways of getting the sequence in PARI. One of them is this curious bit of PARI code: ...
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Evaluating the real and imaginary parts of a nasty complex number

This seems like an elementary question, but I was unable to find an clear answer to it. Generally, the real and imaginary parts of a complex number comprised of radicals are not expressible by ...
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Postfix notation in MAPLE

I usually use MATHEMATICA as a computer algebra system and there I heavily employ the postfix notation (achieved by "//" at the end of some command), e.g. ...
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Semi directProduct and Maximal subgroup in gap [closed]

Let $P$ be a quaternion of order 8 and $Q$ a cyclic group of order 9 and $G=[p]Q$, a semidirect product ($P$ is normal in $G$). Let $M$ be a maximal subgroup of $G$ such that $Q<M$. I want to ...
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Can I get multivariable taylor series expansion on wolfram alpha or matlab?

I need something like this : say $a, x, y$ and $t$ are three non-negative real numbers. Now define the complex number, $z = -y + i(a+x-t)$ and consider the function $f(x,y) = z\text{ }tanh (\pi z) log ...
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finding roots of polynomial in MAGMA or GAP

Please hint me. I want to find the roots of $x^3+(1-2n)x^2-(1+4n)x+8n^2-10n-1$ with Magma or GAP. In Magma: $P<x> := PolynomialRing(Rationals())$; $P<n>:= ...
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CAS expression - Solve equations with $\sum$ and $\infty$

Can a TI89 or other CAS calculators solve this? I tried it on my classpad 330 did not work solve for p $$p = \sum_{j=0}^\infty p^j \frac{2^je^{-2}}{j!}$$ solve for p $$p = \lim_{z \to \infty} ...
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What “meta-dimension” do algebraic numbers have?

actually what I am asking for is "how many ways do there exist to create a real number out of a sequence of coefficients?" there is the solution of polynomials through radicals, some polynomials can ...
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Solving an equation in charcateristic 2 in sage OR finding 3-torsion points of an elliptic curve over field with char 2

Problem: show that an elliptic curve over a field of char 2 has nontrivial 3-torsion points Method: I used SAGE to unwind the duplication formula for an elliptic curve given in short Weierstrass form ...
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Printing long lines in MAGMA without line break

In MAGMA, how do I print a long list of items to a file without automatic line breaks? It seems to me that there is an internal length limit and anything longer than it will result in a automatic ...
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Symbolic manipulations of integral equations

I was trying to learn about solving integral equations using symbolic algorithms. After a quick web search, I mostly found items like this Mathematica journal article that mostly focuses on how to use ...
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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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solving a matrix equation $X-I=a \cdot (X\cdot U^T + U \cdot X)$

I am trying to solve the $n \times n$ diagonal matrix $X$ in the following equation: $$X-I=a \cdot (X\cdot U^T + U \cdot X)$$ where $0<a<1$ is a given scalar, $U$ is a $n \times n$ given ...
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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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How do I include an integer constraint in Wolfram Alpha?

Related question: Tell Wolfram Alpha that a variable is a natural number I want to do the following in Wolfram Alpha: Minimise $$z = (y_1-x_1)+(x_2-y_2)+(1/2)(x_3)$$ s.t. $$0 \le ...
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Compute Christoffel symbols & Riemann tesors in Maple 17

I invented a metric tensor g and now I'm trying to compute my first Christoffel symbol but an error message is popping up "Error, bad index into matrix" Is there a way for maple to compute ...
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Implement some actions in Gap

I would like to calculate, in GAP, certain permutation actions on matrices. Namely: Let $G=S_n$ be the symmetric group of degree $n$ and $\Omega=GL_n(q)$ (or a suitable subset). $G$ acts by ...
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Coercing elements into a set in MAGMA

Suppose I had a permutation group $G$ for example, that corresponded to the intersection of some elements of a list $H$ where the elements are groups. Then, if I wanted to create a set or some ...
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Discrete Fourier Transform using WolframAlpha

I tried to verify a calculation with WolframAlpha. I want to compute the DFT of $[2,3,-3,1]$. So in particular one entry of the result vector should be $2+3-3+1=3$. I don't understand why I get ...
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Maple — Lattice Algorithms

Is there any place online where I can find the code for an algorithm which computes the shortest vector in a lattice? The library only includes the algorithm for LLL.
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Any algorithm or theorem to decide whether two functions are equivalent? [duplicate]

Any algorithm or theorem to decide whether two functions that are polynomials,rationals and analytic over $\mathbb{N}$ or $\mathbb{Q}$ or $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$ are equivalent ?
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Decomposition of a polynomial over generators of an ideal

Let $f$ be a polynomial in six variables, say, over complex numbers, and $l_1$, $l_2$ are some linear forms in the same variables. If I know that polynomial $f$ belong to the ideal generated by $l_1$ ...
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Relationship between the Carmichael function and Euler's totient function

Let $\lambda$ denote the Carmichael function and $\varphi$ Euler's totient function. Furthermore, let $p$ denote any prime number and $k\in\mathbb{N}$. The wikipedia article about $\lambda$ states: ...
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Simplify basic expression

Please, does anyone know which tool can simplify expressions like: $$a^4 - 4a^3b + 6a^2b^2 - 4ab^3 - a + b^4$$ into: $$(a - b)^4 - a$$ I tried SymPy, Maxima and W|A without success. PS: I'm ...
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How to get 2 percentages to a 100%

First of im new to this site and I've never been the sharpest at math, im a web developer by trade. My question is math related but ill just give you a quick background about my website so that you ...
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software with a routine for the vanishing ideal of a finite set of points

I am looking for an algebraic software package that provides a routine that computes the vanishing ideal of a finite set of points. So far i am working with Macaulay2 but i have not been able to find ...