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where to put a public worksheet referenced in a paper?

asked 2012-07-29 12:48:16 -0500

Daniel Friedan gravatar image

I'll be publishing a paper that depends on calculations in a Sage worksheet. What is the standard practice for publishing such a worksheet? I'll attach in to the arXiv submission a printout of the worksheet and a .sobj file containing the worksheet. I'd also like to make the worksheet available to readers who do not have Sage installations of their own. I could say: 'get an account at and upload the worksheet', but that seems a bit awkward. I can't simply publish the worksheet from our local Sage installation because I need (in other worksheets) our Sage installation to allow running shell scripts from a Sage worksheet, which would be a bad security hole in a published worksheet.

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answered 2012-07-30 04:38:20 -0500

Jason Grout gravatar image

updated 2012-07-30 04:39:46 -0500

Putting the .sws (not .sobj) in the arxiv submission is probably the best option right now. Then uploading to any Sage server is as simple as pasting the URL into the "Upload" page of a Sage server.

You could also put the .sws file up on (upload the paper with the worksheet, if you can), if you wanted wider exposure in the new online database for Sage resources.

If someone finishes, then it would be as simple as "upload this pdf file to a Sage server, and you will get the embedded notebook".

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Thanks for the advice. I'll attach the .sws file to the arxiv submission. It's too specialized for

Daniel Friedan gravatar imageDaniel Friedan ( 2012-07-30 05:01:02 -0500 )edit

Daniel -- were you able to successfully upload the sws file to the arxiv?

Mike gravatar imageMike ( 2013-02-03 11:15:31 -0500 )edit

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