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 KERNEL (Full source distribution) |
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8 | ========================================================== |
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9 | |
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10 | IMPORTANT: Please see the COPYING.src file contained in this directory |
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11 | for license information for the Singular source code. |
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12 | |
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13 | This directory contains the following subdirectories: |
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14 | smallgmp-- A minimal version of gmp written in C only |
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15 | Parts are (C) Free Software Foundation |
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16 | MP -- The Multi Protocol library (v: 1.1.2) distribution |
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17 | (C) Gray/Kajler/Wang; Kent State University |
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18 | factory -- The factory library (v: 1.2) for polynomial factorization |
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19 | (C) Greuel/Stobbe U of Kaiserslautern |
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20 | libfac -- The libfac library (v: 0.2.1) for characteristic set computations |
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21 | (C) Mesollen U of Saarbruecken |
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22 | Singular-- The source code for the Singular kernel |
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23 | (C) Greuel/Pfister/Schoenemann U of Kaiserslautern |
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25 | and the files |
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26 | 'INSTALL' -- for information on how to install Singular |
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27 | 'COPYING.src' -- for copying and license information |
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28 | as well as some files for configuring and building a full Singular |
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29 | executable. |
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30 | |
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31 | The full version of Singular uses all of the libraries contained in |
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32 | this distribution. For more license, copying, and other information |
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33 | see the README files in the respective subdirectories. |
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34 | |
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35 | Overview of Singular |
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36 | ==================== |
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37 | Singular is a special-purpose computer algebra system for commutative |
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38 | algebra and algebraic geometry. The main features of Singular are: |
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39 | |
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40 | * Computations in very general rings (polynomial rings, localizations |
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41 | of rings at a prime ideal, tensor products of rings) over many |
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42 | ground fields (rational numbers, mod p numbers, Galois fields, |
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43 | transcendental/algebraic extensions) and monomial orderings (all |
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44 | standard monomial orderings, including matrix orderings) |
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45 | |
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46 | * Very fast standard (resp. Groebner) bases computations |
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47 | |
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48 | * Polynomial factorization, resultant, and gcd computations |
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49 | |
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50 | * Large variety of implemented related algorithm: FGLM, |
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51 | Hilbert-driven, Factorizing Buchberger; Minimal resolutions, |
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52 | Primary decomposition; Usual ideal theoretic operations; standard |
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53 | combinatorial algorithms. |
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54 | |
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55 | * Efficient and flexible communication links based on the MP |
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56 | protocol and library |
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57 | |
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58 | * Easy-to-use, command-driven user-interface |
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59 | |
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60 | * Intuitive, C-like programming language |
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61 | |
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62 | * Extensive libraries of procedures, written in Singular's |
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63 | programming language |
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64 | |
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65 | * Written in C/C++. Available as source and binary for some hard- and |
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66 | software platforms (including most Un*x variants, MS-DOG, MacOS) |
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67 | |
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68 | Acknowledgments |
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69 | ================ |
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70 | Singular 1.0 is distributed with the following libraries |
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71 | smallgmp-- A minimal version of gmp written in C only |
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72 | Parts are (C) Free Software Foundation |
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73 | MP -- The Multi Protocol library (v: 1.1.2) distribution |
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74 | (C) Gray/Kajler/Wang; Kent State University |
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75 | factory -- The factory library (v: 1.2c) for polynomial factorization |
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76 | (C) Greuel/Stobbe U of Kaiserslautern |
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77 | libfac -- The libfac library (v: 0.2.1) for characteristic set computations |
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78 | (C) Mesollen U of Saarbruecken |
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79 | We would like to thank all authors of who contributed these |
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80 | libraries. |
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81 | |
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82 | Distribution of Singular |
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83 | ======================== |
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84 | The newest version of Singular is always available by anonymous ftp |
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85 | from |
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86 | www.mathematik.uni-kl.de:/pub/Math/Singular |
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87 | |
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88 | Binary versions of Singular for common hard- and software |
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89 | platforms are contained in the files Singular-1.0.<platform>.gz where |
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90 | <platform> is, for example, 'linux', 'SunOS', etc. See the file |
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91 | README.bin for more information about the distribution of Singular |
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92 | binaries. |
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93 | |
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94 | Architecture - independent files (such as libraries written in the |
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95 | Singular programming language, and the Singular documentation) are |
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96 | distributed as Singular-1.0-share.tar.gz. See the file README.share |
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97 | for more information. |
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98 | |
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99 | In general, Singular is only available as binary program. For |
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100 | exceptions, you may contact us at |
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101 | singular@mathematik.uni-kl.de |
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102 | |
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103 | The source is distributed in two versions: |
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104 | 1. A full source distribution of Singular is contained in |
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105 | Singular-full-1.0.tar.gz. This (gzip'ed and tar'ed) file |
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106 | contains the source code, documentation, and supporting data |
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107 | files for the Singular kernel, and for all add-on packages, |
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108 | i.e. for the smallgmp, MP, Factory, and Libfac libraries. |
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109 | |
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110 | 2. A kernel source distribution of Singular can be found in |
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111 | Singular-1.0.tar.gz This (gzip'ed and tar'ed) contains the |
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112 | sources, documentation and supporting data files for Singular, |
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113 | only, i.e., it comes WITHOUT the sources for any of the add-on |
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114 | packages. |
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115 | |
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116 | Documentation to Singular is distributed as: |
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117 | Singular-1.0.dvi.gz - Reference manual in dvi format |
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118 | Tutorial.dvi.gz - Singular tutorial in dvi format |
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119 | Singular-1.0.ps.gz - Reference manual in postscript format |
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120 | Tutorial.dvi.gz - Singular tutorial in postscript format |
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121 | singular.hlp.gz - Reference manual in Info format |
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122 | Singular-1.0.html.tar.gz - Reference manual in html format |
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123 | |
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124 | Singular's performance is best, if it is linked with the GNU Multiple |
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125 | precision library (GMP), instead of the smallgmp library which is |
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126 | contained in the full source distribution. Furhtermore, Singular's |
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127 | terminal i/o is most convenient if it is linked with the GNU readline |
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128 | library. The GMP library and the readline library is available at |
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129 | ftp.gnu.ai.mit.edu or its mirrors. You have to have these library |
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130 | already installed, before Singular can be linked with them. For more |
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131 | information, see the file README.src contained in this directory. |
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133 | The MP library library is avialbale from mcs.kent.edu:/pub/MP/ |
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134 | For further information on MP, see also |
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135 | http://symbolicnet.mcs.kent.edu/areas/protocols/mp.html |
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136 | |
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137 | The factory and libfac library are available from |
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138 | www.mathematik.uni-kl.de:/pub/Math/ |
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139 | |
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140 | |
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141 | More information about Singular: Comments, Questions, Bug Reports |
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142 | ================================================================= |
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143 | |
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144 | More and up-to-date information about Singular is always available |
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145 | from |
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146 | http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~zca/Singular |
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147 | We very much welcome any comments, questions, and bug reports. Please |
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148 | contact us at |
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149 | singular@mathematik.uni-kl.de |
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151 | |
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152 | GOOD LUCK and ENJOY! Your Singular team. |
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