Saturday, 5 December 2009

Python, SymPy, NumPy and others

There is a great set of video tutorials out at the Ohio Supercomputer Centre, on various topics related to the use of Python in scientific computing. Topics include the use of NumPy for numerics, SymPy for symbolic computer algebra and various others. Recommended to get an idea of where the Python efforts are heading.


There is a lot going on in the area of open-source symbolic computer algebra. That's very important, because no matter how nice the commercial alternatives are, science should not be locked into proprietary products. Moreover, there are many applications for which the commercial computer algebra tools do not offer any decent functionality, and perhaps never will.

This new blog will feature regular posts about developments in all sorts of areas of symbolic computer algebra.