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Section1.2Getting Started with SageMath

SubsectionThe Assignment

It it is time to get comfortable with the basics of using Sage. Begin by setting up an account with SageMathCloud.

  • Read through the course syllabus and make a list of any questions you have about policies and procedures to ask your instructor later.

  • Be sure that you have login access to computers in student labs across campus. Before class, drop by a campus lab and make sure your credentials work properly and you can sign in to a machine. For our lab session we will use one of the labs on the first floor of Wright Hall, so one of those would make a good choice.

  • Make an account SageMathCloud with your UNI Gmail account and sign in. This may be easier if you follow the invitation email you will receive from your instructor. If you have trouble with this step, email your instructor for help before 5pm the day before this is due.

  • Find the project labelled Linear Algebra Fall 2016, and in it the folder marked "introductory workshop." Read through the .sagews file in this folder. Try out the exercises in it. Adjust some commands, play, and get familiar. If you have questions, make a list to bring to our lab meeting.

SubsectionLearning Objectives

At the end of this assignment, a student should have an account at SageMathCloud and should be able to log into the service without trouble. The student will also have a first project with some files. The student will have at least tried some basic SageMath commands.

The student should also be familiar with basic course policies as outlined on the syllabus, and will have generated a list of questions to ask the instructor about those points which are unclear.