ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:03:34 +0200When will a Windows cygwin version be available/stablehttps://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/I apologise if this question is not suitable for this site.
As the subject line suggests, I'm looking for any information on when people think a cygwin version of sage which can run on Windows in a reasonably stable way may be available. Any slightly-educated guesses would be much appreciated!!
I've been trying to find a CAS to call home for some time now (after trying Maxima, Octave, Sympy/Scipy in Pythonxy, Spacetime... you get the idea :) ). For my needs, SAGE is superior to all of these in many ways, but the lack of a native port is a significant hurdle, and I've been tossing up buying a student version of Mathematica, which of course I wouldn't want to do if a SAGE port of sorts is around the corner.
Thanks!
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:09:29 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/Answer by kcrisman for <p>I apologise if this question is not suitable for this site.</p>
<p>As the subject line suggests, I'm looking for any information on when people think a cygwin version of sage which can run on Windows in a reasonably stable way may be available. Any slightly-educated guesses would be much appreciated!! </p>
<p>I've been trying to find a CAS to call home for some time now (after trying Maxima, Octave, Sympy/Scipy in Pythonxy, Spacetime... you get the idea :) ). For my needs, SAGE is superior to all of these in many ways, but the lack of a native port is a significant hurdle, and I've been tossing up buying a student version of Mathematica, which of course I wouldn't want to do if a SAGE port of sorts is around the corner. </p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/?answer=12635#post-id-12635This question is fine. The best answer I can give you is "whenever enough people have time to make it that way". There are three-five people who have been giving it effort over the last several years, but there is not a dedicated resource for doing this, and none of the ones who are doing it have Windows as a native system (I run it in Parallels, for instance).
The current status is that Sage builds fine every time *except* Maxima (esp. on Windows 7), and there is at least one bizarre segfault on startup. In addition, even when Maxima builds, for some unknown reason we get an importation error to use it for calculus (Maxima itself works fine using `./sage -maxima`).
But Sage has built and run in the recent past, with relatively few errors (mostly in fairly technical code for elliptic curves), so these are certainly surmountable obstacles. WHEN they will be surmounted is hard to say. There simply aren't enough people willing to try building and testing (which, on Windows, does take some time) who also have the know-how to *fix* these issues.
As to your more immediate problem, I suggest using Sage via a notebook server, or perhaps trying out the ["LiveCD" version](http://www.sagemath.org/download-livecd.html), though that doesn't seem to have been updated for a while. I assume the VirtualBox solution was not adequate for you? It isn't ideal, it's true.Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:44:21 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/?answer=12635#post-id-12635Comment by Tom26 for <p>This question is fine. The best answer I can give you is "whenever enough people have time to make it that way". There are three-five people who have been giving it effort over the last several years, but there is not a dedicated resource for doing this, and none of the ones who are doing it have Windows as a native system (I run it in Parallels, for instance). </p>
<p>The current status is that Sage builds fine every time <em>except</em> Maxima (esp. on Windows 7), and there is at least one bizarre segfault on startup. In addition, even when Maxima builds, for some unknown reason we get an importation error to use it for calculus (Maxima itself works fine using <code>./sage -maxima</code>). </p>
<p>But Sage has built and run in the recent past, with relatively few errors (mostly in fairly technical code for elliptic curves), so these are certainly surmountable obstacles. WHEN they will be surmounted is hard to say. There simply aren't enough people willing to try building and testing (which, on Windows, does take some time) who also have the know-how to <em>fix</em> these issues.</p>
<p>As to your more immediate problem, I suggest using Sage via a notebook server, or perhaps trying out the <a href="http://www.sagemath.org/download-livecd.html">"LiveCD" version</a>, though that doesn't seem to have been updated for a while. I assume the VirtualBox solution was not adequate for you? It isn't ideal, it's true.</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/?comment=21266#post-id-21266Thanks very much for your time. I think I'll just keep using a notebook server, and just wait it out :) I would offer to help, but I've got next to no programming experience at anything remotely close to building something like this :) Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:12:48 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/?comment=21266#post-id-21266Answer by vdelecroix for <p>I apologise if this question is not suitable for this site.</p>
<p>As the subject line suggests, I'm looking for any information on when people think a cygwin version of sage which can run on Windows in a reasonably stable way may be available. Any slightly-educated guesses would be much appreciated!! </p>
<p>I've been trying to find a CAS to call home for some time now (after trying Maxima, Octave, Sympy/Scipy in Pythonxy, Spacetime... you get the idea :) ). For my needs, SAGE is superior to all of these in many ways, but the lack of a native port is a significant hurdle, and I've been tossing up buying a student version of Mathematica, which of course I wouldn't want to do if a SAGE port of sorts is around the corner. </p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/?answer=43377#post-id-43377A cygwin version is now available from the Download section of the [sagemath website](https://sagemath.org) thanks to Erik Bray.Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:03:34 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/8312/when-will-a-windows-cygwin-version-be-availablestable/?answer=43377#post-id-43377