Sage Day 25.5: Introduction to Sage and Combinatorics
One Day : Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Location : SH3420, LaCIM, UQAM, Montréal, Canada
Room SH3420 is located in the Sherbrooke Building
LaCIM  Laboratoire de combinatoire et d'informatique mathématique
Context
Held in sandwich between LaCIM 2010  20th aniversary and GASCom conferences, this day is an opportunity for their participants to learn more about Sage. Introductory talks will be given and possibly talks or discussions on Sage adapted to the audience of LaCIM 2010 (algebraic combinatorics, theoretical computer science, bioinformatic, physics and number theory) and GASCom (generation of combinatorial objects and bijective combinatorics). Students starting their Autumn semester will be invited as well. The goals are :
 Introduce the audience to Sage and in particular its combinatorial features
 Help people installing Sage on their computer
 Present topics related to LaCIM 2010 and GASCom conferences (e.g. species theory) and how Sage can be helpful
 Give the opportunity for Sage developpers to meet and discuss
Invited Speaker
 Florent Hivert
Organizers
 Alexandre Blondin Massé
 Franco Saliola
 Sébastien Labbé
About Sage
Sage is a free opensource mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It combines the power of many existing opensource packages into a common Pythonbased interface. Its mission is to create a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab.
A recent video screencast given by William Stein, the initiator of Sage, at Sage Days 25 in India :
An electronic book in french about mathematics and Sage, under the Creative Commons CCbysa license, was published recently :
Calcul mathématique avec Sage, livre gratuit, juillet 2010 : http://sagebook.gforge.inria.fr/
Registration
If you want to participate, fullfil the following form. There is no fee to attend the event, but your answers to those five simple questions will help us to improve its organization.
Schedule
If you have any suggestions (a talk to give, a discussion topic, a special demand) feel free to contact us.
WARNING : The schedule below is subject to change.
08:3009:00 
Coffee 
09:0009:30 
Installation of Sage (Windows instructions) 
09:3010:30 
Introduction to Sage and SageCombinat, by Florent Hivert SageIntroductionHivert.pdf 
10:3011:00 
Presentation of participants (name, occupation, objectives) 
11:0012:00 
Finish the Installation of Sage & Basic tutorial 
12:0014:00 
Lunch 
14:0014:30 
Finish the Tutorial I 
14:3015:30 
Teaching with Sage  Ressources available on the web, by Sébastien Labbé 
Graph Theory, by Franco Saliola 

Combinatorics on words, by Alexandre Blondin Massé 

15:3016:00 
Coffee 
16:0017:00 
Species theory and Sage Combinatorics Library, by Florent Hivert 
animate and interact commands, using Sage from LaTeX, by Sébastien Labbé 

17:0019:00 
Happy hour at Benelux (Belgium pub) at 245, Sherbrooke West Street 
Tutorials for Sage Days 25.5 and Mini Demos
How to use the Sage Notebook : SageDays25.5Tutorial1.sws (traduit en français, voir /francais)
Basic Python objects : CIRM Tutorial 3.sws (traduit en français, voir /francais)
Florent's Combinatorics Worksheet : SageDemoHivert.sws
Tutorial on Combinatorics given at Sage Days 20 in Marseille by Nicolas Thierry : SageCombinat demonstration.sws
Graphs minidemo : SageDays25.5Graphs.sws
Sage + Latex demo : devoir.tex + sagetex = devoir.pdf
Some animations done with Sage
Many examples of interact are available on the Sage Wiki. You can also consult "interact?" directly in sage which contains lot of examples.
Documentation for Words Library : http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference/combinat/words.html
Teaching with Sage
Materials and links to recent math courses given with Sage
The sageedu mailing list which is for helping those who have teaching or educationrelated ideas or questions relating to Sage.
Participants
 Alexandre Blondin Massé
 Ariane Garon
 Carine Pivoteau
 Charles Fortin
 Christian Stump
 Florent Hivert
 Franco Saliola
 Hugo Tremblay
 Jean Berstel
 JeanPhilippe Labbé
 Johan Oudinet
 John Mc Kay
 Malcolm Harper
 Marco Robado
 Mathilde Bouvel
 Mélanie Beck
 Michèle Soria
 Olivier Dubois
 Olivier Picard
 Pierre Bouchard
 Rodrigo Matias
 Samuel Boucher
 Sébastien Labbé
 Srecko Brlek
 Sylvie Hamel
 Thierry Monteil
 Timothy Walsh
 Vivien Ripoll
 Yannic Vargas