Is it possible to update the Sage Python?

asked 2017-04-05 16:13:53 -0500

cybervigilante gravatar image

updated 2017-04-06 00:58:12 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

I noticed Sage can run a Python notebook, but it's 2.7 when I'm used to using 3.x. It is possible to update the Python in Sage? Also I'm on Windows so I'm using the Sage Virtualbox appliance, which might make it impossible. But is it possible in a sage native host like Linux?

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Not yet. Sage is on track to switch to Python 3 - see e.g.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2017-04-05 20:04:14 -0500 )edit

A possibility would be to import "things" from the future .

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For instance:

sage: from __future__ import absolute_import, print_function    # , division # but this is ok in sage
sage: type(print)
<type 'builtin_function_or_method'>
sage: print 1,2,3
  File "<ipython-input-117-e0b3713317fc>", line 1
    print Integer(1),Integer(2),Integer(3)
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

sage: print( 1,2,3 )
1 2 3
dan_fulea gravatar imagedan_fulea ( 2017-04-20 15:19:31 -0500 )edit