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Something like "Mathematica/CDF Player" for Sage

asked 2015-05-15 11:32:45 -0500

behzad gravatar image

Is there an application for sage like Mathematica Player (CDF Player) - something that allows users to run Sage codes without needing to download and install the complete Sage package on their machines?

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Example of Mean Value Theorem is a Sage interact/interaction. You can find more examples here.

dazedANDconfused gravatar imagedazedANDconfused ( 2015-05-15 14:53:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-15 12:15:36 -0500

kcrisman gravatar image

I literally just emailed someone about precisely this thing. You should try the Sage cell server.

Example of Mean Value Theorem (not very pretty formatting but it was what I was just working on)

Now, one does need a web-enabled device for this. So there is that. But note that (as far as I understand it) the CDF player basically is Mma except without being allowed to do anything with it other than play CDF files, so it's perhaps not quite as light-weight as one might think.

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@kcrisman Thanks, but there can be a huge difference between an online manipulation and an offline one especially on a slow internet connection, e.g. your example doesn't look smooth - in contrast to a similar CDF Player manipulation. I don't know how, but the previous versions of CDF Player installation were below 100 MB, while at the same time Mathematica installation was about 1 GB.

behzad gravatar imagebehzad ( 2015-05-16 01:55:11 -0500 )edit

Yes, the "interact" functionality is not compiled. My understanding is that there is not so much of a technical barrier to making them seem even "smoother" but I haven't worked on that lately. There is no identical functionality, in that sense.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2015-05-16 19:36:57 -0500 )edit

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