Mathematical questions related to mathematical software systems such as Sage, Mathematica, Maple, Pari/GP, and GAP. Note that troubleshooting questions are generally considered off-topic.

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Non-computational software useful to mathematicians

The MathOverflow question Open source mathematical software contains a list of programs that are useful to perform various computational tasks, such as computer algebra systems. However, evaluating ...
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What technical and/or theoretical challenges are involved in automatically extracting proofs from books and papers into Coq code?

Over the years, advances in machine learning has allowed us to communicate and interact, using the same natural language, more and more semantically with computers, e.g. Google, Siri, Watson, etc. On ...
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Is there software to compute the cohomology of an affine variety?

I have some affine varieties whose cohomology (topological, with $\mathbb{C}$ coefficients) I would like to know. They are very nice, they are all of the form $\mathbb{A}^n \setminus \{ f=0 \}$ for ...
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Noncommutative computational package

I am wondering if there is a program which can do simple operations over noncommutative rings, like expand products and substitute one expression for another. To clarify, consider the following ...
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Software for Combinatorial Algebra sought

I am looking for software which helps me do straightforward tasks in combinatorial algebra. Let me give an example of what I mean by a straightforward task: I have two graded (generally ...
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finiteness dimension

$R$ is a local Noetherian ring. $f_I(M)$, the finiteness dimension of a module $M$ relative to $I$, is defined in ...
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current status of combinatorial optimization solvers [closed]

What is the current status of the solvers in combinatorial optimization? For example, what is the "usual feasible size" for a traveller sale's man problem, say, how many nodes and edges are "usually ...
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Visualizing results of Gay-Berne model?

After I have done with some Monte Carlo simulation of Gay-Berne model, I want to visualize how the N molecules look like in the domain. Here the N molecules all have the same ellipsoidal shape. The ...