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[Axiom-developer] Re: Project

From: Bill Page
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: Project
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 09:35:49 -0400


I think discussing things like off the email lists does more damage to
the community then it would if you were to be more public about these
opinions. Are far as I am concerned, you have nothing to fear from
exploring these ideas and other people might benefit greatly by your

Sage is not going away (It should not go away!) and I think the Axiom
community needs to deal with how it should interact with Sage in the

Bill Page.

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 3:10 AM, Martin Rubey <address@hidden> wrote:
> I don't have the guts to send this to a public mailing list.  I probably
>  should.  If you want to, you have my permission.
>  "Alfredo Portes" <address@hidden> writes:
>  > >  Axiom is so huge, so if Sage would be a part of Axiom that just handles
>  > > the web interface, why not?
>  >
>  > If you think Axiom is huge, then you need to look at Sage. It is ~10x 
> Axiom.
>  > And in the other hand Axiom making a standard package will not happen. 
> There
>  > are discussions on their list to remove lisp and maxima.
>  That's bad news, at least for me.  I was hoping a lot that Axiom could be
>  merged into Sage at some point, in some way.  After all, Axiom does have some
>  interesting and huge packages, like the integration stuff.  But maybe I'm
>  mistaken.
>  It seems that Sage is going to connect with OLPC.  If all those kids do their
>  math using Sage, I think there is no way around Sage anymore.  Sage can 
> already
>  do many many things better than Axiom, I suppose, so we need really good
>  reasons to continue with Axiom, I think.  Maybe I should just redo the 
> guessing
>  package in Python and be done with it?  Some time ago I said that I'll quit
>  Axiom if there are less than twenty contributors by the end of 2008.  
> However,
>  it seems to me that the number of algebra contributors actually went down!
>  I'd really like to hear some comments on the general plan.  Do you think it's
>  feasible to
>  a) attract other people, not working on Sage
>  b) merge our community into the Sage community
>  Martin

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