SymPy Workshop

Amit Kumar  (@aktech)

 

fossasia 2016

 

  • SymPy Developer
  • Mathematics and Computing undergrad
  • Student Delhi Technological University, India
  • Pythonista
  • FOSS enthusiast!

WhoamI?

  • ​​Open Source Python Library
  • For Symbolic Computation
  • Written entirely in Python
  • No dependency except mpmath

What is SymPy?

Study and development of algorithms and software

for manipulating mathematical expressions and other

mathematical objects.

Symbolic Computation

Symbolic vs Numeric?

  • Symbolic:  π
  • Numeric:  3.14159265359

● Standalone

● Full featured

● BSD licensed

● Embraces Python

● Usable as a library

Why SymPy? 

Provide a symbolic manipulation library in Python.

- en route to a full featured computer algebra system

Goal

Ondřej Čertík started the project in 2006.

● Lot of work was done in Google Summer of Code 2007.

● Participated in every GSoC for last 9 years.

Aaron Meurer took over as a lead developer on Jan 4, 2011.

History

Features

Features

Small Package

Huge Capabilities!

< 5 MB

Statistics

  • Over 400 Contributors
  • Half a million lines of code & docs
  • 2700+ Stargazers on github repository
  • 1400+ forks
  • 200+ watchers
  • 60,000+ Monthly downloads on PyPi
  • 300+ Open Pull requests
  • 53 releases, Latest: SymPy 1.0! 

Future Plans 

  • Make things faster. 
  • Implement more algorithms.
  • Encourage more people to use and contribute to SymPy.
  • Full List of things to be implemented: 

Tutorial

Lets begin!

SymPy

By AMiT Kumar

SymPy

SymPy Workshop @ FOSSASIA 2016, Singapore.

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