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 * [[https://github.com/videlec/sage-flatsurf|Flatsurf]] Pat's demo: PAT'S WORKSHEET TO COME  * [[https://github.com/videlec/sage-flatsurf|Flatsurf]] Pat's demo:
[[attachment:Hooper-sage_days_73-demo1.sws | Demo 1 as a Sage Worksheet]]
[[attachment:Hooper-sage_days_73-demo1.pdf | Demo 1 as a PDF]]
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[[attachment:Hooper-sage_days_73-demo2.pdf | Demo 2 as a PDF]]

Sage Days 73 in Oaxaca, Mexico May 04-07 2016

Sage is an open source software for mathematics. This is the webpage for the Sage workshop prior to the conference Flat Surfaces and Dynamics of Moduli Space to be held in Oaxaca May 08-13. The aim is to:

  • introduce Sage to people from Oaxaca or assisting to the conference
  • have program and code presentations about geometry and dynamics of surfaces
  • help people to implement their own projects

The workshop started on wednesday 04 morning and ended on saturday 07. It took place at Punto Mexico Conectado @ Oaxaca in calzada Madero numero 101.


Wednesday 4 May

Thursday 5 May

Friday 6 May

Saturday 7 May

09:00 - 10:00

registro y instalación

coding sprint

coding sprint


10:00 - 11:00

presentación de Sage

coding sprint

coding sprint


11:00 - 11:30

té y café

coffe break

coffe break

coffe break

11:30 - 13:00

actividades practicas

coding sprint

sharing code howto

status report

13:00 - 14:30

lunch break

lunch break

lunch break

lunch break

14:30 - 15:30

presentation / discussion

coding sprint

coding sprint


15:30 - 17:00

tutorial: symbolic vs numeric

coding sprint

coding sprint


17:00 - 17:30

coffe break

coffe break

coffe break


17:30 - 18:00

Pat Hooper's demo

Vincent's demo

Charles's demo


18:00 - 19:00

coding spring

status report

coding sprint



  • Presentación de Sage, (jupyter notebook Sage presentation.ipynb Sage presentation.pdf)

    During the elaboration of the talk it appeared that many things differ between the jupyter and Sage notebook. It was reported on the mailing list sage-devel. Some of the problem are already fixed (see e.g. #20562)!

  • symbolic vs numerics in Sage (tutorial, wednesday 15:30 - 17:00, Vincent Delecroix)

    • There are many ways to deal with numbers within Sage (algebraic numbers, floating points, intervals, ...). We will present and illustrate pros and cons of all of them on some concrete problems: root finding, integration, solving ordinary differential equations. symbolic_vs_numeric.rst

  • Flatsurf Pat's demo:

Demo 1 as a Sage Worksheet Demo 1 as a PDF Demo 2 as a Sage Worksheet Demo 2 as a PDF

  • the flatsurf package (demo, thursday 17:30 - 18:00, Vincent Delecroix)

  • computing Lyapunov exponents of the Teichmueller flow (demo, friday, 17:30 - 18:00, Charles Fougeron): CHARLES WORKHSEET TO COME


Teichmûller polynomials

people: Ferrán

  • need train-tracks automata with decorations. Then compute effectively dilatations in a given fibered face, Thurston norm, etc
  • Explore Thierry's Coulbois train-track code

The algorithm that given the (decorated) train-track algorithm produces the Teichmueller polynomial is ready!! Remains to produce automatically these graphs.

teichpol0-small.png teichpol1-small.png

flatsurf Package(s)

people: Charles, Pat, Vincent

Build a nice Sage module for all translation surface related stuff. The aim is to

  • merge four distinct projects
  • add more stuff
    • Teichmueller flow for genus 1 quadratic differentials with Riemann theta functions
    • More for infinite translation surfaces
    • Thurston-Veech construction

visualize Teichmueller spaces

people: Maxime, Kasra

  • geodesics, balls, triangles, ... Needs computing Teichmueller maps, i.e. solving PDE
  • nice 3d plots to make animations of geodesic in Teichmueller space

A nice animation of a Teichmueller geodesic embedded in R3 (four time punctured sphere):

twist-small.gif P2A-small.gif

Given two complex structures on the pentagon, the first plot represents the graph of (half the logarithm of) the ratio of extremal lengths with respect to these structures, as a function on measured foliations. The next two plots are the derivative and second derivative respectively.

Maxime-graph3.png Maxime-graph4.png Maxime-graph5.png

visualize the translation structure induced by a not so nice differential

people: Anja

flat_picture_of_z-quared-dz.png other_flat_picture_of_z-quared-dz.png

Generating saddle connections in a given surface and study their statistics *efficiently*

people: Grace

Distribution of gap of saddle connection for a surface defined on a cubic field!


Computing quadratic differentials on tori

people: Charles

Using Weirstrass function one can find explicit formulas for quadratic differentials on tori


other projects

  • Compute properties of Coxeter or Artin groups (normal forms, ...)
  • Incidence relations for vector space over Z/2Z (done!)
  • Subgroups of SL(2,R) given from generators. Design an algorithm that given a finite set of matrices in SL(2,R) answers whether the group generated by these is
    1. not discrete
    2. has finite covolume
    3. has infinite covolume
    In case 2. and 3. the algorithm should also output a fundamental domain and generators in canonical forms. (Charles, Vincent)
  • Affine interval exchange transformations: rotation number for affine circle homeos, generalized Rauzy induction, hyperbolicity, periodic points, ... (Charles)

Existing programs about translation surfaces




This workshop is supported by the ERC H2020 project OpenDreamKit and Punto Mexico Conectado @ Oaxaca.

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