Software Tools for Mathematics (Sagedays 97)

Monday, September 24, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 28, 2018 (All day)

GNU Bash + Git + Python + SageMath + CoCalc + DiscreteZOO + GAP + Jupyter + LaTeX + TikZ

The workshop will focus on the diversity of the mathematics software ecosystem, and on collaboration between the various systems and communities. All are invited to participate, regardless of their initial skills in software: to start using mathematics software, to become more proficient user, to start developing, to meet other developers … We hope everyone will feel welcome and get the most out of this workshop while helping others get the most of it too.

This event is also an official Sage Days event. Sage Days are gatherings of people interested in SageMath, from newcomers to contributors. As a Sage Days meeting, the workshop will bear the number 97. It will not be only about Sage though – more of a "GAP + Sage + other software".

Dates and location:

The workshop is located in a small city of Koper near Slovenian coast, and will start on Monday morning, 24 September 2018, and end on Friday evening, 28 September 2018. We suggest participants plan to arrive on Sunday, 23 September 2018 (or before) and leave on Saturday, 29 September 2018 (or after). There will be an install party on Sunday night for anyone interested. 


  •  Nino Bašić (FAMNIT, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia)
  •  Katja Berčič (CCM, UNAM Morelia, Mexico)
  •  Matjaž Krnc (FAMNIT, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia)
  •  Samuel Lelièvre (LMO, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)

We acknowledge financial and organisational support from:

  •  FAMNIT, University of Primorska
  •  IAM, University of Primorska
  •  OpenDreamKit, the Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructures project #676541
  •  Slovenian Discrete and Applied Mathematics Society
FAMNIT (University of Primorska)
Glagoljaška 6
6000 Koper

We plan two days of Software Carpentry training, covering the Unix shell, version control with Git, and programming with Python, delivered by Software Carpentry instructors.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we will focus on mathematical software and databases with lots of talks, tutorials and demos about the various software including but not restricted to GAP, CoCalc, DiscreteZOO, Jupyter, LaTeX and SageMath.

We plan to include a problem session on Thursday afternoon where people can submit math problems whose solution might involve programming, for everyone to think about

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