[SciPy-user] Instruction in math and science

David Joyner wdj@usna....
Sat Nov 17 06:22:41 CST 2007


David:
I'd like to suggest Sage, 
http://www.sagemath.org/
which comes with python 2.5 and scipy
http://www.sagemath.org/packages/standard/
and is available in binary for macs and windows
http://www.sagemath.org/download.html
I've been using it for teaching DEs
http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/wdj/teaching/index.html
http://cadigweb.ew.usna.edu/%7Ewdj/teach/sm212/
- David Joyner

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 23:38:49 -0800
>From: David Arnold <dwarnold45@suddenlink.net>  
>Subject: [SciPy-user] Instruction in math and science  
>To: scipy-user@scipy.org
>
>All,
>
>We are considering using Python and some of its libraries to aid  
>instruction in mathematics and science at our college. I've read much  
>of the documentation and installation directions for python and some  
>of its libraries, such as matplotlib, numpy, and scipy.
>
>I am aware that there are binary installations for the Mac at:
>
>http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/
>
>But no binary for scipy at this site for the 2.5x version of python.
>
>I am also aware of the enthought distribution for windows and the  
>installer at:
>
>http://code.enthought.com/downloads/enthon-python2.4-1.0.0.exe
>
>I am looking for advice from experienced educators who have advised  
>their students on installation on Mac and Windows. These students at  
>our school are unlikely to have the expertise to unzip, configure,  
>compile, etc., and need a "one-click" solution to install the  
>software needed.
>
>Can anyone share their experience with their students and/or give  
>advice?
>
>Thanks.
>
>David Arnold
>College of the Redwoods
>http://online.redwoods.edu/instruct/darnold/
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