dc10 - 0.5

**DebConf10**

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David Bremner |

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Day | DebConf Day 5 (2010-08-05) |

Room | Interschool Lab |

Start time | 11:30 |

Duration | 01:00 |

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ID | 557 |

Event type | bof |

Track | Science |

Language | en |

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# Mathematical Software in Debian

An open discussion about how to make Debian a better system for mathematicians. Mathematical software is software that is useful to people doing mathematics. Examples include: computer algebra packages; interactive geometry software (e.g. kig); specialized software for e.g. graph isomorphism. For much of mathematics, exact or verifiable computation is an important feature, so packages like GMP are crucial. Natural questions to discuss include what we are doing well, what we could do better, and how could we cooperate more effectively both with each other and with mathematician upstream developers.

This is a bit more more specialized spinoff of the Debian Science round table. I'd like to talk about how to make Debian a better system for mathematicians. Mathematical software is software that is useful to people doing mathematics. Examples include: computer algebra packages; interactive geometry software (e.g. kig); specialized software for e.g. graph isomorphism. From my point of view, exact or verifiable computation is an important feature, so packages like GMP are crucial.

I think there are quite a few of us working on software like this either as packagers or as upstreams, and it would be good to get together and chat about what we are doing well, what we could do better, and maybe how we could cooperate more effectively both with each other and with mathematician upstream developers.