Google Summer of Code 2008 Sage Project Idea: The Sage Notebook

[http://sagemath.org Sage] is a unified open source mathematics software environment that provides a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab. Try the notebook [https://sagenb.org online right now].

Requirements: This project requires Python and Javascript coding skills, and a solid understanding of AJAX programming.

The Sage notebook is an AJAX application similar to Google Documents that provides functionality for all mathematical software somewhat like Mathematica notebooks. It was written from scratch (in Javascript and Python) by the Sage development team, and has been used daily by thousands of people over the last year. It's one of the main killer features of Sage. This project is about improving the notebook. No special mathematical knowledge is required.