rxte1

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).

-Rick

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).

-Rick