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Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, for example we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
sage: t = 2


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, for example we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
sage: t = 2


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, for example we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
sage: t = 2


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, for example we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
sage: t = 2


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, for example as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
sage: t = 2


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
sage: ....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t)exp(t) + sqrt(2)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t) + sqrt(2)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol., whichs is very non-Pythonic.

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t) + sqrt(2)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol, whichs is very non-Pythonic..

Here is a personal comment, there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t) + sqrt(2)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

I would vote +1 if there were a SR.symbols doing the same wrapping as SR.var. Note that théy do not have the same semantics:

sage: a = SR.symbol('a,z')
sage: a
a,z
sage: a + a
2*a,z
sage: a = SR.var('a,z')
sage: a
(a, z)
sage: a^2
a^2


Here is a personal comment, comment: there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t) + sqrt(2)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

I would vote +1 if there were a SR.symbols doing the same wrapping as SR.var. Note that théy do not have the same semantics:

sage: a = SR.symbol('a,z')
sage: a
a,z
sage: a + a
2*a,z
sage: a = SR.var('a,z')
sage: a
(a, z)
sage: a^2
a^2


Here is a personal comment: there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:

sage: var("t")
....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t) + sqrt(2)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

I would vote +1 if there were a SR.symbols doing the same wrapping as SR.var. Note that théy SR.symbol and SR.var do not have the same semantics:

sage: a = SR.symbol('a,z')
sage: a
a,z
sage: a + a
2*a,z
sage: a = SR.var('a,z')
sage: a
(a, z)
sage: a^2
a^2


Here is a personal comment: there is a real pedagogical benefit in using symbol instead of variable, as variable has too many meanings, and causes a lot of confusions, as a consequence we do not count the number of examples provided on ask.sagemath.org with the following things:things like:

sage: var("t")
....: t = 2
....: # do something with t


As if varwas used to delcare a variable. Instead, i prefer to use separate denominations for distincts concepts:

• t is a Python name when we write t=2
• t is a symbol when we write expr = exp(t) + sqrt(2)
• t is an indeterminate when we write R.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ)

Then, conistently, i tend to use SR.symbol instead of SR.var, not to mention the ugly var, which both creates a Python name and returns a symbol.

I would vote +1 if there were a SR.symbols doing the same wrapping as SR.var. Note that SR.symbol and SR.var do not have the same semantics:

sage: a = SR.symbol('a,z')
sage: a
a,z
sage: a + a
2*a,z
sage: a = SR.var('a,z')
sage: a
(a, z)
sage: a^2
a^2