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Sage vs pure python

asked 2011-12-13 00:09:11 -0500

pinsky gravatar image

What is the difference (besides the minimal syntax diff.) between using Sage against using pure Python? Why should one choose Sage?

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answered 2011-12-13 01:05:26 -0500

Nathann gravatar image

The thousands of lines of math-specific code ?

none of this belongs to Python.

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The reference is thousands of pages, thus I guess it's much more than thousands of lines ;)

tririver gravatar imagetririver ( 2011-12-16 00:21:55 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-12-13 02:38:06 -0500

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Sage also has pretty robust interfaces to a wide variety of very discipline-specific outside packages, as well as uses them (to varying degrees) "natively" in its Pythonesque syntax. See the list of standard packages. Much of this would be very difficult to use in Python otherwise.

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