On 05/17/2014 08:13 PM, Bill Cunningham wrote:

Does Python have good mathematical capabilities? I am interested in learning a second language for mathematical purposes. I am considering looking at python, perl, fortran, Adas out. It looked too complicated to learn. Perl looked easy and I haven't really looked into python.## Advertising

Bill

`Depends on what you mean by mathematics. The language itself has a`

`reasonable set of numeric types and operations on those types, but what`

`really makes Python shine is the libraries built on Python and their`

`capabilities. Beside the several already mentioned, I'll add`

Sage: www.sagemath.org/index.html

`which presents a consistent Python interface to nearly 100 OpenSource`

`mathematical packages containing symbolic manipulation of all sorts of`

`algebra, calculus, linear algebra, plotting, rings and groups, and much`

`*much* more.`

Gary Herron -- https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list