Nicolas M. Thiéry,
Ghitza, Hugh Thomas.
Free license : Creative Commons,
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International
xiv + 464 pages, December 2018
SageMath, or Sage for short,
is an open-source mathematical software system based on the Python language.
Sage is developed by an international community of hundreds of teachers
and researchers, whose aim is to provide an alternative to the commercial
products Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab.
To reach this goal, Sage relies on several open-source programs,
including GAP, Maxima, PARI and various scientific libraries for Python,
to which thousands of new functions are added.
Sage is freely available and is supported by all modern operating
For high school students, Sage provides a wonderful scientific and graphical
It efficiently supports undergraduate students in their computations in
analysis, linear algebra, calculus, etc.
For graduate students, researchers and engineers, Sage provides the most
recent algorithms and tools for many domains of mathematics.
This is why several universities all around the world
already use Sage at the undergraduate
level, including for student internships.
This book, written by researchers and teachers at different levels
(high school, undergraduate, graduate) focuses on the underlying
mathematics, which is necessary to efficiently use Sage.
In such a way, it is more a mathematical book illustrated by concrete
examples with Sage than a reference manual.
The first part of the book is accessible to high school and
The content of the other parts is more suited for graduate students,
teachers and researchers.
Last update: 30 May 2018