"Sage for power users" by W. Stein (PDF without error?)

asked 2013-07-09 10:52:52 +0100

anonymous user


updated 2013-07-09 10:53:19 +0100

I think that the PDF written by William Steing and named "Sage for power users" is a really good documentation.


However the are some pages that are not well compiled. Is there a fixed version?

I couldn't find it. Thx!

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What compilation problems are you thinking of? I couldn't see any. The source code is here: http://modular.math.washington.edu/books/sagebook/, if that helps.

Luca gravatar imageLuca ( 2013-07-09 12:13:41 +0100 )edit

In paragraph : 3.4 Numpy and Cython ( pages from 64 to 72 ) . In chapter 6 , 7 , 9 and 10 ( to pages 126 ) . In pages from 139 to the end.

moroplogo gravatar imagemoroplogo ( 2013-07-09 16:30:37 +0100 )edit

These are not compilation errors: if you read the TeX sources, you'll see that they are exactly as they should be: verbatim blocks. These sections seem to be a copy-paste of sage worksheets. Of course, the output is not very pleasant to the eye. You can open the .tex file, copy the code inside the verbatim blocks, and paste it in a sage worksheet (click on the "edit" button). I'm not sure why these sections are like that. Either they've been put there as notes, waiting for William or some other gentle soul to go through them and convert them to LaTex; or William uses some converter from notebook syntax to LaTeX syntax to generate the whole .tex file, and somehow the converter screw those sections up. I'll upvote your question and hope that someone more knowledgeable pops up.

Luca gravatar imageLuca ( 2013-07-10 12:16:11 +0100 )edit