897 days ago
Mathematical software wish list
(I'm the founder of SageMath.) SageMathCloud (
) is a highly collaborative online web application for working with Sage, R, Python, IPython, LaTeX, etc that I've been working extremely hard on this for almost 3 years. We'll have a major new release this week with much new polish and functionality (the testing server is at
). Everything is 100% open source.
896 days ago
Jim Simons, after retiring from Renaissance Technologies with a cool 15 billion, has spent the last 10 years giving grants to people in the pure sciences. He's a true academic at heart -- a BS from MIT in Math, PhD from Berkeley which yielded a whole new field (heh) of something to do with Riemannian manifolds that's way beyond my ability to grok but apparently it's on par with "oh yeah I invented abstract algebra (a la Emmy Noether)", worked at Princeton for the NSA cracking Cold War codes during Vietnam but got fired because he wanted to do his own recreational mathematics instead. Anyways, he's very fond of academics and gives MacArthur-esque grants, especially to people who want to change the way mathematics is taught. Approach his fund. I'm 100% sure he'll give you a grant on the spot.
897 days ago
My Mathematical Modeling teacher is having us use SageMathCloud! It's a great tool. I didn't know it could be so easy to do things I thought I needed something akin to Mathematica for. Thanks for your effort!
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