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is a software package for solving computationally hard problems in algebra, number theory, geometry and combinatorics.
It provides a mathematically rigorous environment for computing with algebraic, number-theoretic, combinatoric and geometric objects.
Magma can be compared with Mathematica, Maple or Matlab. It strength is in having built-in cutting edge and the most
sophisticated algorithms known. Magma runs at the Mathematics department
on the machine modular.fas.harvard.edu, for which you need a separate account.
More Magma (and Pari ) documentation can be found
Snippets of code examples: (watching simple examples is a good way to learn and appreciate the language).
Some of the examples have been taken from the Magma documentation. More examples
are available here . |