
Computer algebra software at Sydney Mathematics & Statistics
The following computer algebra packages are available on various School systems:
 Magma
 This computer algebra system, developed by the
Computational Algebra Group in the School, is
available on the Alpha and Debian systems via the command magma .
Online help for Magma is available.
Magma is also available on Samba
PCs: run L:\win\bin\magma . Startup of the program may be slow over the
network.
 Maple
 There is a 5user Maple School site licence for Linux. Use
the command maple for a commandline interface (help available via "?")
or xmaple for a graphics interface (with a help menu). See the manual
pages for maple and mint.
 Mathematica
 The following licences for Mathematica are available in the School:
The online help in the graphics interface mathmatica includes the
Mathematica book.
WRI and the
MathSource archive provide information about
Mathematica.
 REDUCE
 There are site licences of versions 3.7, and a Linux "file server" site
licence of version 3.8 of REDUCE which cover all School machines. For the
latest version, on Linux use the shell command reduce 3.8 ; or for a
better interface with a local wrapper use the command redw 3.8 . The shell
command reduce help gives information about available options.
HTML help on 3.8
and
HTML help on 3.7
are available internally.
The
manual page
is NOT available (with pointers to further documentation).
There is a REDUCE Web server in
Cologne (note the warning about large images).
Reduce 3.7 is available on Samba
PCs: run L:\win\bin\Reduce3.7 . Startup of the program may be slow over the
network.
NOTE: file:// references (e.g. for HTML help above) do not work in Firefox.
Rightclick link, copy link location, then middleclick paste to Firefox window;
or see
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Links_to_local_pages_don't_work .
Last modified on 11 Feb 2013 by psz
