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Open Source 'Sage' Takes Aim at High End Math Software 360

coondoggie writes "A new open source mathematics program is looking to push aside commercial software commonly used in mathematics education, in large government laboratories and in math-intensive research. The program's backers say the software, called Sage, can do anything from mapping a 12-dimensional object to calculating rainfall patterns under global warming."

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.