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### Mathematical software wish list

Like many other mathematicians I use mathematical software like SAGE, GAP, Polymake, and of course $\LaTeX$ extensively. When I chat with colleagues about such software tools, very often someone has ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### $\prod_{n=1}^{\infty} n^{\mu(n)}=\frac{1}{4 \pi ^2}$

When I tested this in Mathematica, I had expected it to say it did not converge. However, I got this:
$$\prod_{n=1}^\infty n^{\mu(n)}=\frac{1}{4 \pi ^2}$$
Note: this is the reciprocal of (3) zeta-...

**31**

votes

**9**answers

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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 ...

**29**

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**0**answers

771 views

### Computer calculations in A_infinity categories?

Is there a good computer program for doing calculations in A-infinity categories?
Explicit calculations in A-infinity categories are an important, useful, yet very tedious task. One has to keep ...

**26**

votes

**0**answers

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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 ...

**24**

votes

**4**answers

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### Computational software in Algebraic Topology?

I was wondering if there is any good software out there that allows you to do specific computations in algebraic topology. For example:
Create a simplicial complex/set and ask questions about its ...

**23**

votes

**3**answers

975 views

### 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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**0**answers

603 views

### Software for rational homotopy theory

Does anybody know a software manipulating commutative differential graded algebras, and providing a computation of the minimal model? I tried to use the package DGAlgebras of Macaulay2, but I got ...

**17**

votes

**2**answers

9k views

### OCR for handwritten mathematics

I am in the process of scanning a large collection of handwritten notes. They consist of diagrams and formulae with a relatively small proportion of actual words. Of course it would be hopeless to ...

**15**

votes

**3**answers

751 views

### What is the state of the art for algorithmic knot simplification?

Question: Given a `hard' diagram of a knot, with over a hundred crossings, what is the best algorithm and software tool to simplify it? Will it also simplify virtual knot diagrams, tangle diagrams, ...

**14**

votes

**2**answers

481 views

### Which tools can identify scholarly papers that use the same types of equations?

Many types of equations are being used in multiple contexts, so a search for specific formulas might be one way to identify scholarly papers that are conceptually related.
Is any website or tool ...

**14**

votes

**1**answer

2k views

### Software for symbolic matrix calculus?

Is it possible to get widely available math software (Maple/Matlab/Mathematica, etc) to symbolically differentiate vector and scalar functions of matrices, returning the result in terms of the ...

**12**

votes

**14**answers

4k views

### Basic software libraries for numerical analysis using modern programming languages?

I'm looking for a software library with a scope similar to "numerical recipes", but implemented in a modern programming language. "Modern" in this context means to me: object oriented (not C or ...

**12**

votes

**2**answers

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### Consequences of technically proving anything in Coq (on at least Linux) exploiting a bug? [closed]

Technically, it is possible to prove anything in Coq proof assistant [1] (on at least Linux) due to a programming feature (or bug). This seems tractable when validating large proofs. Human analysis ...

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**3**answers

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### Computer-aided homology computations

Background
I am currently working on the homology of some moduli space and there exists a much simpler chain complex with the same homology.
It is a quotient of a bisimplicial complex by a subcomplex....

**12**

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**3**answers

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### Software for Computing Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff

Does anyone have a recommendation for software which can efficiently calculate the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff series in classical Lie algebras?
Right now, I have a problem which boils down to ...

**12**

votes

**0**answers

251 views

### real algebraic geometry software?

Does anyone have suggestions/experience for any software packages to study real algebraic varieties (for example, counting connected components of hypersurfaces, figuring out the topological type of ...

**9**

votes

**5**answers

847 views

### $\int^{\infty}_{0}x^{r +s- 1}(1 + x)^{-s}(1 + x^2)^{-\frac{rm}{2}}dx$

I'm trying to solve the integral
$\int^{\infty}_{0}x^{r +s- 1}(1 + x)^{-s}(1 + x^2)^{-\frac{rm}{2}}dx$,
where $s$, $r$ and $m$>1 are positive integers.
My question is whether a closed form ...

**9**

votes

**3**answers

640 views

### What CASes say about the analytic rank of rank 8 elliptic curve '457532830151317a1'

For the rank $8$ elliptic curve with a-invariants $(0, 0, 1, -23737, 960366)$
sage 5.3 reports analytic rank $4$ in about 2.4 hours.
Almost sure this a bug, so I am interested what other CAS say on ...

**9**

votes

**2**answers

1k views

### Graph of dependencies from a Latex file [closed]

This question has been "manually migrated" to TeX-SX: http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/40200/86
Apologies if the question is not very appropiate for Mathoverflow. It seems to me more appropiate here ...

**9**

votes

**2**answers

511 views

### Software for Borel-Weil-Bott in positive characteristic?

I am interested in calculating cohomology of line bundles on flag varieties $G/B$ in positive characteristic. But I really just have a bunch of scattered examples. Does there exist some kind of ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

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### Why are there so few zero-dimensional polynomial system solvers and is this because there is no real market for them?

My questions involve the quotes below from wikipedia regarding solving polynomial systems, which given the size of the market for Big Data & Predictive Analysis applications I find puzzling:
"...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

314 views

### Software for computing Thurston's unit ball

Is there any software which can be used for computing Thurston's unit ball(for second homology of 3-manifolds) of link complements? In particular can I do that with SnapPy?
PS: even a table for ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

338 views

### Software package to manipulate representations

Hi,
I am looking for a software package that will allow me to experiment with the irreducible representations of lie groups (for example, $SL(2,p)$) over the complex field and over finite fields. ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

573 views

### Non-algebraic curve visualisation

Is there any software which can automatically visualise a non-algebraic
complex curve, I mean the structure of it's ramification points and sheet?
I think a good test example would be the Lambert ...

**6**

votes

**3**answers

809 views

### Looking for cubic, bipartite graphs with girth at least six and no cycles of length 8.

Aside from the Desargues graph, are there nice (at least vertex-transitive), small (say, less than 60 vertices), cubic, bipartite graphs with girth at least 6 and no 8-cycles? (or, even better, no ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

113 views

### Software for explicit computations in representations of classical Lie algebras

I'm pretty sure many a mathematician has longed for such a tool but I wasn't able to find such a question here, so here we go.
Is there, by any chance, an existing package or program that allows one ...

**5**

votes

**5**answers

786 views

### Visualizing polyhedra from their 1-skeletons

Except for a few simple cases (typically pyramids and prisms) I find it hard to visualize a polyhedron from its 1-skeleton embedded in the plane, e.g. the hexahedral graph 5, as can be seen here.
...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

585 views

### Program for calculating cohomology

Does it exist a computer program which calculates the cohomology of projective algebraic varieties ? For example, smooth surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$? like $\sum_0^3 X_i^3=0$

**5**

votes

**5**answers

912 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

1k views

### P-adic Arithmetic Software

I would like to automate a huge amount of computation that involve basic arithmetic operations with $p$-adic numbers. I have found a Mathematica packages for it, but it is old and acts quite ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

1k views

### Integral with Dirac delta (me or wolfram mathematica?) [closed]

I asked the question on math.stackexchange but didn't get an answer so I came here.
I tried to compute with Wolfram Mathematica the following integral
$$I=\int_0^\pi\int_{-\infty}^\infty x e^{-\mathrm ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

2k views

### What is / are the softwares to use to draw surfaces of the form of a two or three-holed torus , or torus, or torus with cusps attached to it?

I am trying to draw surfaces with complete hyperbolic structures and surfaces which are topologically tori. The hyperbolic surfaces I need to draw are torus with one or two holes on it, or torus with ...

**5**

votes

**3**answers

756 views

### Good Computer Package for Calculating Inverse of a Formal Power Series?

This might be a question people already asked or is obvious to experts, or is not appropriate for this forum, if so, I apologize. I am trying to calculate things like $z/(e^z-1)$, or find the inverse ...

**5**

votes

**3**answers

301 views

### Visualizing a graph

I have a finite but huge metric graph with say 1000 vertices.
It comes say as 10000x10000 symmetric matrix filled by $0,1,\dots$ and $\infty$;
0's on the diagonal and $\infty$ is for pairs of vertices ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

136 views

### Papers/Programs for computing periodic KL polynomials?

Periodic Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials (for an affine Weyl group) are polynomials that control Jordan-Holder multiplicities for certain representations ("baby Verma modules") of an algebraic group in ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

178 views

### How many simultaneous polynomial equations of degree 2 can software solve today?

Consider the following problem:
Input: $n$ polynomial equations of degree $2$ in approximately $n$ variables.
Each equation contains about $\sqrt{n}$ monomials.
We would like to find one ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

145 views

### Software for BMW algebra calculations?

Does software exist for computations in the BMW algebra?
For example, I'd like to be able to express elements in a basis of "totally descending tangles" as in a paper of Morton–Wassermann. At ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

169 views

### Decomposing representations of finite groups of Lie type via computer

This is related to my previous question here.
Let me remind you what that question asked:
Let $\text{St}_n(\mathbb{F}_q)$ be the Steinberg module (over $\mathbb{C}$) for $\text{SL}_n(\mathbb{F}_q)$...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

358 views

### Force-directed graph drawing in 1D?

I have a real-world graph that I wish to draw in one dimension. Here's the graph:
I'd like to draw it using some kind of force-directed graph drawing method. I'm supposing this is both possible ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

2k views

### Create djvu from jpeg - best practices and tutorial? [closed]

This is definitely not a mathematical question, but a relevant one I believe. There are incomplete versions of some books floating around the web and I want to put in the missing pages. There is a ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

578 views

### Mathematica package for supergravity and string theory

I am looking for a Mathematica package that can manipulate tensors for supergravity, string theory or M-theory. I am particularly looking for a package that can do spinor and Clifford algebra ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

159 views

### Is the ISC kaput [closed]

The very useful Inverse Symbolic Calculator is showing me this
What's up? multiple choice
(a) No, it's fine at that address: idiot Edgar did something wrong...
(b) It is off-line at that ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

473 views

### Is there a software to prove or deduce symbolic inequalities?

I have a bunch of inequalities, and I'm trying to see if another inequality can be deduced from the first bunch. For example, assuming that $a \leq b$ and $c \leq d$, we can deduce that $a + c \leq b +...

**3**

votes

**4**answers

679 views

### Softwares for drawing hyperbolic surfaces , closed, with boundaries or with punctures ?

In a paper I am in the process of writing in LaTeX, I need to draw and incorporate some diagrams of hyperbolic surfaces in my LaTeX document. Is there any software I can use to draw hyperbolic ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

300 views

### Markov Partitions for toral automorphisms

I know that my question is more practical than theoretical. But, I do know where to look for the theoretical sources.
I want to find a program in the case that it exists (does it?), or to program it. ...

**3**

votes

**4**answers

2k views

### Solving a System of Quadratic Equations

I have many polynomial equations in many variables which I want to jointly minimize (in a mean square sense, but you could pick a different reasonable measure which favors anything where all ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

209 views

### Faithful linear representation of a nilpotent Lie algebra

Let
\begin{align}
\mathfrak{g} = Span_{\mathbb{C}}\{ e_1, e_2, e_3, e_4, e_5: \text{ non-zero brackets are } [e_1, e_i]=e_{i+1}, i=2,3,4, [e_2, e_3]=e_5 \}
\end{align}
be a $5$-dimensional Lie ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

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### Formal verification of simple equational proofs (as in Universal Algebra…)?

Is there an software package aimed at verfication of simple equational proofs?
I am hoping to avoid the usual overhead involved with First Order Logic or Higher Order Logic verification systems.
[...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

1k views

### Use a graphic tablet to write in Latex or MathML [closed]

I have a Graphic Tablet and I am looking for a software which have the following features:
Math equation recognition I want to write and solve math equations in Graphic Tablet and auto recognized to ...