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Singular14

Comparisons with other CAS
 Macaulay Classic (D. Bayer,
M. Stillman)
 +: very popular, many supporting
scripts
 : speed, functionality (e.g., only homogeneous
polys over finite fields)
 Macaulay 2 (D. Grayson, M. Stillman)
 +: input similar to mathematical notation
 : speed, functionality (e.g., no primary
decomposition)
 CoCoA (L. Robbiano, University of Genua)
 +: Hilbert series
 : speed, functionality (e.g., no
multivariate factorization, primdec, ...)
 MAGMA (University of Sydney)
 +: functionality (number theory)
 : not freely available
 Gb/FGb (J.C. Faugere, University of Paris 6)
 +: speed
 : functionality (only Groebner basis), not
available at all (FGb)
 Summary: Singular one of the fastest
systems with largest functionality
