Quick Download and Installation Guide

Not sure what to download? See the installation guide.


  1. If no binary version is available for your system, download the source version. Note that Sage compiles on a wide variety of systems, but does not compile on every system.

  2. If you are not sure how to unpack the compressed file or its ending looks different:
    • *.tar.gz or *.tgz: Use tar xzf *.tar.gz

    • *.tar.bzip2 or *.tar.bz2: Use tar xjf *.tar.bzip2

    • *.app.dmg or *.dmg: This is a Mac disk image, and you can just double-click it.

    • *.tar.lzma: Use tar --lzma -xf *.tar.lzma

      • No lzma? Perhaps you have xz, that is compatible with lzma. There might also be -J in tar -xJf *.tar.lzma or you need to install an lzma or xz-utils package.

    • If the file ending is different, the Linux command file gives you information about the archive type. (Type file filename.ext at the command prompt.)

  3. The Release tour corresponding to the Sage version that you wish to install may offer version-specific installation help that has become available after the release was made and is therefore not covered by the installation manual.

  4. Ask for help on the sage-support mailing list.

DownloadAndInstallationGuide (last edited 2022-04-28 19:04:21 by mkoeppe)