Saturday, September 4, 2010

Installing Sage From Source

Sage is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It combines the power of many existing open-source packages into a common Python-based interface.
Software Prerequisites:
  1. gcc 4.x and above
  2. g++
  3. gfortran
  4. make
  5. m4
  6. perl
  7. ranlib
  8. tar
  9. readline and its development headers
  10. ssh-keygen -- needed to run the notebook in secure mode.
  11. latex -- highly recommended, though not strictly required

OS and hardware Prerequisites:
  1. 2 GB of free disk space 
  2. Linux (32 bits or 64-bits or IA64 or 32-bit PPC or MAC OS X) 

Steps to install Sage:
# tar xvf sage-x.y.z.tar
# cd sage-x.y.z
# make
# ./sage

Finally add the directory of SAGE to your Path Directory
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/sage-x.y.z/

For more detailed information on installation of SAGE, do look at the Steps to Install from Source

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