Hello folks,
Sage 2.11 has been released on March 30th, 2008. It is available at
http://sagemath.org/download.html
* About Sage (http://www.sagemath.org)
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The following 31 people contributed code to this release:
* Tim Abbott
* Michael Abshoff
* Martin Albrecht
* Nick Alexander
* Tom Boothby
* Robert Bradshaw
* Craig Citro
* John Cremona
* Dan Drake
* Didier Deshommes
* Burcin Erocal
* Lars Fischer
* Gary Furnish
* Alex Ghitza
* Jason Grout
* Marshall Hampton
* Carlo Hamalainen
* Mike Hansen
* Ryan Hinton
* David Joyner
* Michael Kallweit
* Emily Kirkman
* Robert Miller
* Joel Mohler
* R. Rishikesh
* David Roe
* William Stein
* Jaap Spies
* Justin Walker
* Carl Witty
* Yi Qiang
Cheers,
Michael Abshoff (release chair), William Stein
* Major Features, New Spkgs and Bugfixes
* ATLAS: Michael Abshoff and Burcin Erocal upgraded ATLAS to the
3.8.1 release. In addition tuning info for 32 bit Prescott CPUs
as well as Powerbook G4s under Linux was added.
* zn_poly: David Harvey's zn_poly library is now a standard package
for Sage. zn_poly is a new C library for polynomial arithmetic in
(Z/nZ)[x] where 3≤n≤ULONG_MAX (i.e. any machine-word-sized modulus).
The main benefit is speed. The library is used so far only to
compute the zeta function for hyperelliptic curves.
* Small roots method for polynomials mod N (N composite): Martin
Albrecht implemented Coppersmith's method for finding small roots
of univariate polynomials modulo N where N is composite.
* Generic Multivariate Polynomial Arithmetic: Joel Mohler improved
the efficiency of the generic multivariate polynomial arithmetic
in Sage by roughly a factor of ten.
* k-Schur Functions and Non-symmetric Macdonald Polynomials: Mike
Hansen: k-Schur functions s^(k)_\lambda are a relatively new
family of symmetric functions which play a role in Z[h1,...,hk]
as the Schur functions s_\lambda do in \Lambda. The k-Schur
functions, amongst other things, provide a natural basis for the
quantum cohomology of the Grassmannian. The k-Schur functions can
be used like any other symmetric functions and are created with
kSchurFunctions. Non-symmetric Macdonald polynomials in type A
can now be accessed in Sage. The polynomials are computed from
the main theorem in "A Combinatorial Formula for the Non-symmetric
Macdonald Polynomials" by Haglun, Haiman, and Loehr.
* Marshall Hampton did upgrade gfan as well as the optional phcpack
spkgs and their interfaces. He also increased doctest coverage to
100% for both interfaces.
* Improved capabilities for solving matrix equations: William Stein
implemented code so that one can now solve matrix equations AX=B
and XA=B whenever a solution exists. In particular, solving linear
equations now works even if A is singular or nonsquare.
* Generators for congruence subgroups: Robert Miller implemented an
algorithm for very quickly computing generators for congruence
subgroups \Gamma_0(N), \Gamma_1(N), and \Gamma_H(N).
* Various other people fixed a number of bugs and did improve other
bits of Sage.
* Known Issues with 2.11:
* None
* Bug Statistics
We closed 129 tickets. For details see
http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/milestone/sage-2.11
or check out the closed ticket section at the end of the
announcement.
* Upcoming Releases
The next release will be 3.0, chaired by Michael Abshoff.
The release is planned in about two weeks. Potential features
include:
* DOCTESTS: Raise the doctest coverage of the Sage library
to 50%.
* INTERACT: Interactive versions of functions in the notebook;
kind of like Mathematica's Manipulate command.
* R: a pexpect R interface
* TIMING/BENCHMARK: Making it so doctesting Sage also saves
complete timing and profiling information. Start using and
publishing the results of this.
* PORTING: OSX 10.5 64 bit, FreeBSD, PPC 64 bit build support
out of the box. Experimental 32 bit Solaris 10 build support.
* MODULAR ABELIAN VARIETIES: Implement Stein's algorithms for
computing with modular abelian varieties. This is very
symbolic, because Stein started the Sage project in the
first place specifically to implement these algorithms.
* Doctesting Coverage
For 2.10.4 we had:
Overall weighted coverage score: 47.6%
Total number of functions: 18616
We increased coverage by 1.3% in 2.11 while adding 237 functions:
Overall weighted coverage score: 48.9%
Total number of functions: 18853
* Closed Tickets:
Merged in final:
#2736: Yi Qiang: fix for dsage doctest failures in
sage-2.11.rc0
Merged in rc0:
#1882: Marshall Hampton, Carl Witty: update optional
phcpack.spkg to 2.3.39, mixed volume computation
#1990: Carl Witty: ZZ.random_element() -- never returns
0 and typos/nonsense in docstrings
#2173: Tim Abbott: SAGE setup.py should run cython as
"python2.5 cython" and other debian fixes
#2688: Emily Kirkman: Kuratowski subgraph isolator for
planarity checking
#2702: Martin Albrecht, Mike Hansen: get coverage of
multi_polynomial_libsingular to almost 100%
#2709: Nick Alexander: add a prime_above() function to
NumberField_generic for finding prime ideals above
other ideals
#2714: Carl Witty: many interfaces have gp-specific code
#2715: Mike Hansen: sage -coverage currently counts
functions that are defined in doctests
#2717: Carl Witty: maxima expect interface synchronization
not sufficiently robust
#2718: Michael Abshoff: increase the default doctest
timeout to 360 seconds
#2719: Robert Bradshaw: bitset is completely broken on OSX
10.4 G5
#2720: Michael Abshoff: Sage 2.11.alpha2: fix documentation
build issues
#2721: Gary Furnish: parallel doctest not robust against
filesystem issues
#2722: William Stein: interact -- a doctest problem
#2723: Joel Mohler: coercion error in monomial_quotient
#2725: Joel Mohler: MPolynomial_polydict doc-tests and some
refactoring
#2727: Tim Abbott: fix uninitialized cdef in
multi_polynomial_libsingular.pyx
Merged in alpha2:
#1010: Marshall Hampton: upgrade gfan to version 0.3
#1618: Michael Abshoff: Make SCons ignore Intel ifort's
linker options
#1707: Carlo Hamalainen: add Carlo Hamalainen's latin square
stuff to Sage
#2276: Martin Albrecht: M.divides(N) gives an error if M and
N are monomials in R. = PolynomialRing(QQ)
#2355: Didier Deshommes, Gary Furnish: Write a clearer
submatrix implementation
#2415: Michael Abshoff: update NTL to 5.4.2 (bugfix release)
#2417: Alex Ghitza: discriminant method sometimes returns
values in the fraction field
#2470: Yi Qiang: dsage docs in tutorial -- can't tex them
#2498: Alex Ghitza: PARI's is_irreducible being used
inappropriately
#2565: Dan Drake: logging is extremely broken
#2596: William Stein: Sage 2.11.alpha0: sage/plot/plot.py
doctest failure
#2597: Ryan Hinton: Add reduced adjacency matrix and a list
file format support to BipartiteGraph
#2600: Carl Witty: vector plot throws error when function
contains a float
#2609: Robert Miller: generators for congruence subgroups
#2611: Martin Albrecht: add monomial_coefficent to boolean
polynomials
#2612: Robert Bradshaw: String to Integer Conversion
#2614: Joel Mohler: MPolynomial coefficient/
polynomial_coefficient merging
#2627: Robert Bradshaw: Integer(abs(gamma(n+1))) is not always
equal to factorial(n) for n a positive integer
#2634: Martin Albrecht: Unable to create certain multivariate
polynomial rings since libsingular is invoked instead
of generic code
#2642: Martin Albrecht, Carl Witty: doctest failure in
polynomial_modn_dense_ntl.pyx: .small_roots()
#2645: Jason Grout: arrow3d is sometimes too long
#2653: Robert Bradshaw: norm and trace of elements of orders
are Rational not Integer
#2657: Tim Abbott: Debian fplll cleanup
#2660: Michael Abshoff: copy work around stdint.h on Solaris 9
#2661: Mike Hansen: sage cannot compute floor / ceil of
log(8)/log(2)
#2664: Nick Alexander: implement a symplectic form for
finding symplectic bases
#2668: Nick Alexander, Carl Witty: loads/dumps do not work
with QQbar and AA
#2672: Michael Abshoff: Fix OSX 10.5 detection code - it
fails for the currect OSX 10.5.2
#2674: Craig Citro, Justin Walker: Bug in modforms
#2676: Robert Miller: equitable partitions: two bugs
#2677: Didier Deshommes: sage 2.11.alpha1: doctest failures
in real_double_dense.pyx
#2681: Alex Ghitza:improve doctest coverage in libs/pari/gen.pyx
#2683: Mike Hansen: Add initial support of k-Schur functions
#2685: Robert Miller: compute the girth of a graph
#2689: Robert Miller: compute blocks and cut-vertices of a
graph
#2690: Emily Kirkman: add circular argument to genus command
#2691: Robert Miller: generate digraphs
#2692: William Stein: bug displaying list of published worksheets
#2701: David Joyner: simple bug fixed for linear_codes
#2706: Robert Bradshaw: Fast bitset implimentation
#2707: Nick Alexander: clean and better document
is_totally_real(), add is_totally_imaginary() to
NumberField_generic
#2708: Mike Hansen: add support for nonsymmetric Macdonald
polynomials in type A via HHL formula
#2712: Justin Walker: Add 'scalar_part()' and other methods
for quaternion elements
Merged in alpha1:
#291: Joel Mohler: strange printing of -1 in multivariate
polynomial rings
#679: Gary Furnish: print statistics about the number of
failed doctests and exact nature of failures
#2287: Michael Abshoff: error installing rubiks related
to location of install
#2493: Jaap Spies: Updated experimental vtk spkg
(vtk-5.0.4.spkg)
#2495: Jaap Spies: Updated experimental Mayavi2 spkg
(mayavi_2.1.1) linux only
#2514: David Joyner, Robert Miller: additions to coding
modules
#2572: Carl Witty: imag() not defined for Algebraic Real
Field
#2586: Alex Ghitza, Michael Abshoff: latex products need
to be space separated
#2595: Michael Abshoff: rubiks and polymake both have a
cube binary
#2598: Martin Albrecht: allow ZZ element to be constructed
from GF(2) list
#2599: Mike Hansen: Permutation -> PermutationGroupElement
fails for the identity
#2613: Michael Kallweit: Moving all_paths() to GenericGraph
#2618: Martin Albrecht: documentation for QuotientRingElement
#2619: Martin Albrecht: Gröbner bases over quotient rings
#2621: Gary Furnish: parallel doctest: concurrency problem
when creating .doctest directories
#2622: Martin Albrecht: add PolyBoRi to reference manual
#2623: Michael Abshoff: fix repo consistency issue with
sage/schemes/hyperelliptic_curves/hypellfrob/README
#2626: Martin Albrecht: useless __list__ methods
#2635: Tom Boothby: MAJOR NOTEBOOK BUG -- sending unevaluated
cells back to the server is severly broken
#2639: Carl Witty: ZZ(QQbar(0)) fails
#2640: Michael Abshoff: add sage-edu to list of mailing lists
#2644: Didier Deshommes: fix numerical noise doctest failures
in matrix_real_double_dense
#2647: Tim Abbott: Fixed Debian support for linbox
#2648: William Stein: bug in octave version
Merged in alpha0:
#1567: David Harvey: Make zn_poly a standard package
#1568: David Harvey: hypellfrob -- faster zeta functions for
hyperelliptic curves
#2108: Burcin Erocal, Michael Abshoff: Add Atlas Tuning
information for 32 bit Pentium D CPUs under Linux
#2148: Burcin Erocal: PolyBoRi monomial orders are wrong
#2260: Michael Abshoff: Upgrade ATLAS to 3.8.1
#2262: Michael Abshoff: Move the debian directory from the sage
to the ext repo
#2368: Michael Abshoff: Add Atlas Tuning information for G4
Powerbook under Linux
#2405: Joel Mohler: increase Polydict speed
#2424: Martin Albrecht: small roots method for polynomials
mod N (N composite)
#2426: Michael Abshoff: inst.tex - update compiler and
operating system support
#2431: Marshall Hampton: fix optional polymake-2.2.p4.spkg
#2437: Tom Boothby, Michael Abshoff: update eclib.spkg to
eclib-20080304.p0
#2468: Didier Deshommes: inverting a non-invertible matrix over
RDF returns weird results
#2517: Jason Grout: ignore bad values in plot
#2545: Burcin Erocal: FractionFieldElement lacks derivative method
#2566: Robert Miller: fix all known bugs in graph_isom and
binary_code
#2571: John Cremona: problem with copy() on
sage.rings.integer_mod.IntegerMod_gmp
#2574: David Joyner: problem with Abelian groups and trivial
elements
#2576: William Stein: preserve docstrings of decorated methods
in multi_polynomial_ideal.py
#2579: R. Rishikesh: Inconsistency in integer quotient
#2580: Robert Miller: Implement backends for graphs
#2581: William Stein: extend solve_right to all cases; implement
solve_left
#2582: Robert Miller: fix bug in PermutationGroupElement
#2583: Robert Miller: Sage 2.11.a0: doctest failure in plot.py
due to #2580
#2584: Jason Grout, Mike Hansen: printing bug with list_function())
#2585: David Roe, Mike Hansen: padic bugfix for check=False in
constructor
#2587: Robert Miller: subgroup of a permutation group is so slow
it's silly
#2588: Nick Alexander: documentation and tests for
sage.schemes.hyperelliptic_curves.jacobian_morphism
#2593: Martin Albrecht: Sage chokes on utf-8 in .sage files
#2594: Joel Mohler: MPolynomial_polydict __floordiv__ wrong
arithmetic
#2602: Jason Grout: plot_vector_field docs are unnecessarily
complicated (and use the slow lambda functions!)
#2610: Lars Fischer, Michael Abshoff: Website: add missing
line for emacs config