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Saving functions is a general problem with Python (and Python is Sage's language). But Sage provides a partial solution in the modules sage.misc.fpickle. That module contains a function pickle_function, that translates a given function into a string (and then you can save the string). And it also contains a function unpickle_function, that translates that string into a function.

Example:

sage: from sage.misc.fpickle import pickle_function, unpickle_function
sage: def my_func(x): return x^2
....:
sage: tmp = tmp_filename()
sage: save(pickle_function(my_func), tmp)

pickle_function does have limitations (as explained in the docs), but perhaps it is enough for your application?