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1@comment -*-texinfo-*-
2@c FILE: README_distribution.texi
3@c PURPOSE: general README file to be included in the distribution
4@c
5
6@ifclear VERSION
7@include version.texi
8@end ifclear
9
10@majorheading README file for the @sc{Singular} distribution
11
12@sc{Singular} is a Computer Algebra system for polynomial computations
13with special emphasize on the needs of commutative algebra, algebraic
14geometry, singularity theory and polynomial system solving. For a more
15detailed overview of
16@sc{Singular}, see
17@display
18@uref{http://www.singular.uni-kl.de/Overview/}
19@end display
20
21@sc{Singular} version 2 is generally much faster than any previous version of
22@sc{Singular}, due to a rewriting of major parts of
23the @sc{Singular} kernel (e.g., the kernel has a new memory manager and a
24new polynomial arithmetic), and due to new and
25better implemented algorithms (e.g., for computing resolutions
26and determinants).
27
28Besides these internal changes, @sc{Singular} version 2 offers many new features
29and functionalities (which were already partly included in the 1-3 series).
30E.g., a native Windows distribution, an Emacs user interface,
31a new help system, 16 new libraries, etc.
32
33@macro nref{name,url}
34@ifhtml
35@item @uref{\url\,,\name\}
36@end ifhtml
37@ifnothtml
38@item @code{\name\}
39@end ifnothtml
40@end macro
41
42
43See the files
44@table @asis
45@nref{NEWS, NEWS.html}
46for news and changes of this version
47@nref{COPYING, COPYING.html}
48for license information for @sc{Singular}
49@nref{INSTALL, INSTALL.html}
50for installation instructions, troubleshooting tips, and answers to
51Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
52@end table
53
54
55More and up-to-date information about @sc{Singular} is always available
56from
57@display
58@uref{http://www.singular.uni-kl.de}.
59@end display
60We very much welcome any comments, questions, and bug reports,
61especially comments about our new version. Please
62contact us at
63@display
64@email{singular@@mathematik.uni-kl.de}.
65@end display
66
67GOOD LUCK and ENJOY!
68Your @sc{Singular} team.
69
70
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