Hi Rob, Sorry I did not see your message last year --- I've been filtering lyx-users while I finish my thesis.
I just received a private email from someone installing the SageTeX module, and I've posted the transcript of our conversation to the existing thread on lyx-users in case it's helpful. If you're still having issues, I should now hopefully see any messages addressed to me specifically. Thanks for trying out the module! - Thomas On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Scott Kostyshak <skost...@lyx.org> wrote: > Hi Rob, > > I'm CC'ing Thomas Coffee and Murat Yildizoglu, who as the wiki says > did a lot of work on the SAGE module. They might be interested in your > experience. > > On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Rob Oakes <lyx-de...@oak-tree.us> wrote: >> Hi Scott, >> >> On Wed, 2012-10-03 at 06:16 -0400, Scott Kostyshak wrote: >> >>> I've been meaning to checkout SAGE + LyX so if no one comes along to >>> help you I might take a look. >> >> I appreciate the offer. After some quality time looking into how the >> module works and how SageTeX processes documents, I was able to get it >> up and running. I found this page to be extremely helpful: >> http://www.sagemath.org/doc/tutorial/sagetex.html > > Great! Good job figuring it out. > >> Of course, like all things, I was hoping to get a quick response via the >> list. I decided last year that I wanted to go back to school to improve >> my mechanical engineering skills and was hoping to get Sage working for >> a lab report. >> >> (Why I decided more education would be desirable is completely beyond >> me. I've forgotten how thoroughly miserable it is to be a student. While >> I frequently have to work late, it's been years since I've had to pull >> an all-night session to finish homework. It's every bit as bad as I >> remember. It might even be worse, if you factor in age.) > > I bet that it's really difficult to do what you're doing. Hopefully > there are some fun things about being a student again that will > surprise you. How about coming home after turning your homework in and > crashing on your bed -- that must have felt nice at least :). Best of > luck with your challenge! > >>> How did you install SAGE? In the past >>> I've compiled from source which was very smooth but took a while. >>> There is also a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~aims/+archive/sagemath >> >> To get Sage installed, I used the PPA. I thought about compiling from >> source so that I could integrate it with the system Python, and then >> thought better of it. The installation from the PPA was quick and I >> haven't had any issues, so far. > > Glad to hear. > >> To install the SageTeX module (which has to be done separately from >> installing Sage), I copied the sagetex folder into my LaTeX path and ran >> texhash. > > Thanks, this is useful for me. I didn't know they were separate. > >>> Which version do you have installed? >> >> I'm running version 5.1. >> >>> Does the terminal output or View Messages toolbar give any useful >>> output that you could share? >> >> The output was helpful, but didn't make much sense until I read more >> about how SageTeX works. >> >> Sage processes files in two steps. You write your document, then you run >> LaTeX (pdflatex, xelatex, lualatex, or regular latex) on it. This >> creates a second file, with the Sage processing instructions in it. This >> has a *.sagetex.sage file extension. >> >> At this point, you have to run Sage on this secondary file, which >> generates your equations, plots and other elements so that they can be >> incorporated into your original LaTeX file. At that point, you run LaTeX >> on the original file a second time to produce the typeset document. >> >> The problem I was having is that I was only running LaTeX on my new >> documents. The converters I set up didn't follow the appropriate pathway >> of LaTeX -> Sage -> LaTeX. Once I added in the Sage processing step, >> everything started to work. > > Thanks for the explanation. It would be nice if the module took care > of all of this. > >>> Do you have a minimum working example that you could send or link to? >> >> Absolutely, attached is a simple example that I'm working up into a >> template. >> >> I'm just getting started with Sage, but now that it's working, I'm quite >> impressed with what I've seen. For the past 10 years or so, I've been >> using aging copies of Maple for symbolic computation, and this looks >> like it will allow me to modernize. (I don't actually have to do much >> symbolic math, so it hasn't been that big of a deal.) >> >> Being able to work from within LyX, in a manner very similar to the way >> I work with R code via Knitr/Sweave, is going to be very nice. Knowing >> that it's all open is even better. > > I'm also a big fan of R + Knitr (+ LyX) and I agree with you. I think > having things integrated is closer to how our minds work and allows > for a more natural workflow. > >> PS, when I get time, I'm going to try and update the instructions on the >> Wiki to make a couple of things clearer. I'll also probably write a blog >> post about it, just so I've got a record of how I got things working. If >> you'd like, I'll send you a link when it's finished. > > Yes, I'm definitely interested. This would be great. > > Thanks a lot Rob! > > Scott