G. Milton Wing Lecture

Wing Lecture 2: Developing open source mathematical software as an academic: SageMath

William Stein, SageMath, Inc and University of Washington

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lattimore 201

In 2005 Stein started the SageMath project, whose goal is to create a free, open-source, viable alternative to Matlab, Maple, Mathematica, and Magma. SageMath uses the Python programming language, has a huge amount of functionality, and is the leading open-source math software package. In this talk, he’ll show SageMath, explain where it came from, and explain the precarious funding situation that results from difficulties the pure mathematics community has in supporting open-source mathematical software.

Slides (PDF)

link to unedited video of lecture hosted at UoR

link to unedited video of lecture hosted on youtube

Event contact: gage at math dot rochester dot edu