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12-28-2013, 09:39 AM
Are there any other Sage Math users out there?

Sage: Open Source Mathematics Software (http://www.sagemath.org/)
Teaching_with_SAGE - Sage Wiki (http://wiki.sagemath.org/Teaching_with_SAGE)

We are just starting up the learning curve, and it looks to be a long haul. Anyone else on this journey?

You can run Sage online, and I believe there is a free iPad app for accessing the full range of Sage stuff in the cloud, which will be of interest when dd is older and (I suspect) we spend less time off the grid.

However, we need standalone Sage Math for the time being, if we are going to put major hours on the tutorials. I tried running the portable version on multiple linux systems, and got a variety of errors that I NOT going to chase down at this time. Then I tried the LiveCD version (SageLiveUSB - Sage Wiki (http://wiki.sagemath.org/SageLiveUSB)) and it appears to work really well, even on the clunky old laptop.

So now I am starting to dream about how to work Sage Math into my long-term applied math curriculum. Most of the tools that I need are already built into the Sage environment (Python, iPython, R, etc). But I'll need to figure out how to integrate other tools that I want (Geogebra, Pandas).


12-28-2013, 11:40 AM
Looks interesting. I hadn't heard of this, so I'm watching the video now. This seems to be a strictly upper level mathematics resource. Thanks for sharing

12-29-2013, 10:06 PM
I see. You're able to use it as support for now and then have it for the upper level study. Good plan, I'd say. I'm definitely bookmarking the site and will probably download later, just out of curiosity.

Did you post Sage Math in curriculum reviews? Not a bad idea to spread the word.

12-30-2013, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the breadcrumbs. :)

01-06-2014, 09:54 AM
We are so far from using this (and even the thread is boggling my mind at the moment), but I also appreciate bread crumbs! My oldest is "gifted" (I still think that sounds pretentious), but math is his low point, so I don't think we could use it any time soon. But, I look forward to seeing how it is used in case I'm wrong!