1 | Singular version 1.0 |
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2 | University of Kaiserslautern |
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3 | Department of Mathematics Centre for Computer Algebra |
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4 | Authors: G.-M. Greuel, G. Pfister, H. Schoenemann |
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5 | (C) 1986-1997 All Rights Reserved |
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6 | |
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7 | README FILE FOR SINGULAR MS-DOS DISTRIBUTION |
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8 | ============================================ |
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10 | IMPORTANT: Please see the COPYING file contained in this directory |
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11 | for license information for Singular. |
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12 | |
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13 | This distribution contains the following subdirectories |
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14 | 'share/Singular' -- contains Singular library files and compute tables |
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15 | 'info' -- contains Singular's info help file |
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16 | |
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17 | and the file |
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18 | 'COPYING' -- for licence and copying information information |
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19 | Singular.exe -- Singular executable program |
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20 | |
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21 | |
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22 | Installing the Singular executable program |
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23 | ========================================== |
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24 | After you have unpacked the file Singular.zip (using the command |
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25 | 'pkunzip -d singular' -- you can obtain the program pkunzip from The |
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26 | place where you obtained this ditribution), you can run Singular by |
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28 | (i) if you run MS-DOS: |
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29 | 1.) cd to the directory cotaining the File Singular.exe |
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30 | 2.) type Singular |
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31 | |
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32 | (ii) if you run Windows: |
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33 | 1.) double-click on the Singular.exe icon |
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34 | |
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35 | IMPORTANT: For the help system to work, you furthermore must have the |
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36 | 'info' program installed on your system, or have it reside in the same |
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37 | directory as the Singular executable. You can obtain the 'info' |
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38 | program from the same place from where you obtained this distribution. |
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39 | |
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40 | We furthermore ask you to register as a Singular |
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41 | user so that we can notify you about updates and news. Please do |
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42 | so by sending an email to singular@mathematik.uni-kl.de with the |
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43 | subject line "register". |
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44 | |
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45 | Overview of Singular |
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46 | ==================== |
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47 | Singular is a special-purpose computer algebra system for commutative |
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48 | algebra, algebraic geometry and singularity theory. The main features |
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49 | of Singular are: |
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50 | |
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51 | * Computations in very general rings (polynomial rings, localizations |
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52 | of rings at a prime ideal, tensor products of rings) over many |
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53 | ground fields (rational numbers, mod p numbers, Galois fields, |
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54 | transcendental/algebraic extensions) and monomial orderings (all |
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55 | standard monomial orderings, including matrix orderings) |
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56 | |
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57 | * Very fast standard (resp. Groebner) bases computations |
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58 | |
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59 | * Polynomial factorization, resultant, and gcd computations |
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60 | |
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61 | * Large variety of implemented related algorithm: FGLM, |
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62 | Hilbert-driven, Factorizing Buchberger; Minimal resolutions, |
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63 | Primary decomposition; Usual ideal theoretic operations; standard |
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64 | combinatorial algorithms. |
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65 | |
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66 | * Efficient and flexible communication links based on the MP |
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67 | protocol and library |
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68 | |
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69 | * Easy-to-use, command-driven user-interface |
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70 | |
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71 | * Intuitive, C-like programming language |
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72 | |
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73 | * Extensive libraries of procedures, written in Singular's |
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74 | programming language |
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75 | |
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76 | * Written in C/C++. Available as binary program for common hard- and |
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77 | software platforms (including most Un*x variants, MS-DOG, MacOS) |
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78 | |
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79 | |
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80 | Acknowledgments |
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81 | ================ |
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82 | Singular 1.0 is linked with the following libraries: |
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83 | gmp -- The Gnu Multiple precision library (v: 2.0.2) distribution |
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84 | (C) Free Software Foundation |
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85 | factory -- The factory library (v: 1.2c) for polynomial factorization |
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86 | (C) Greuel/Stobbe U of Kaiserslautern |
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87 | libfac -- The libfac library (v: 0.2.1) for characteristic set computations |
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88 | (C) Mesollen U of Saarbruecken |
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89 | We would like to thank all authors of these who contributed these |
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90 | libraries. |
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91 | |
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92 | |
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93 | Distribution of Singular |
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94 | ======================== |
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95 | The newest version of Singular is always available by anonymous ftp |
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96 | from |
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97 | www.mathematik.uni-kl.de:/pub/Math/Singular |
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98 | |
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99 | Binary versions of Singular for common hard- and software |
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100 | platforms are contained in the files bin/Singular-1.0.<platform>.gz where |
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101 | <platform> is, for example, 'linux', 'SunOS', etc. |
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102 | |
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103 | In general, Singular is only available as binary program. For |
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104 | exceptions, you may contact us at |
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105 | singular@mathematik.uni-kl.de |
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106 | |
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107 | Architecture - independent files (such as libraries written in the |
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108 | Singular programming language, and the Singular documentation) are |
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109 | distributed as Singular-1.0-share.tar.gz. See the file README.share |
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110 | for more information. |
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111 | |
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112 | Documentation to Singular is distributed as: |
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113 | Singular-1.0.dvi.gz - Reference manual in dvi format |
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114 | Tutorial.dvi.gz - Singular tutorial in dvi format |
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115 | Singular-1.0.ps.gz - Reference manual in postscript format |
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116 | Tutorial.dvi.gz - Singular tutorial in postscript format |
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117 | singular.hlp.gz - Reference manual in Info format |
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118 | Singular-1.0.html.tar.gz - Reference manual in html format |
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119 | |
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120 | The GMP library and the readline library are available at |
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121 | ftp.gnu.ai.mit.edu or its mirrors. |
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122 | |
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123 | The MP library library is avialbale from mcs.kent.edu:/pub/MP/ |
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124 | For further information on MP, see also |
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125 | http://symbolicnet.mcs.kent.edu/areas/protocols/mp.html |
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126 | |
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127 | The factory and libfac library are available from |
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128 | www.mathematik.uni-kl.de:/pub/Math/ |
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129 | |
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130 | |
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131 | More information about Singular: Comments, Questions, Bug Reports |
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132 | ================================================================= |
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133 | |
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134 | More and up-to-date information about Singular is always available |
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135 | from |
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136 | http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~zca/Singular |
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137 | We very much welcome any comments, questions, and bug reports. Please |
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138 | contact us at |
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139 | singular@mathematik.uni-kl.de |
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141 | |
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142 | GOOD LUCK and ENJOY! Your Singular team. |
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