SageMath 8.1 has just been released and is shipped with version 1.1 of SageManifolds code. SageMath is a Python-based free computer algebra system, with some differential geometry and tensor calculus capabilities implemented via the SageManifolds project (http://sagemanifolds.obspm.fr/). See http://sagemanifolds.obspm.fr/examples.html for examples of use, in particular in the context of general relativity.

The new features with respect to version 1.0.2 of SageManifolds are:

– computation of geodesics (and more generally integrated curves)

– exterior powers of free modules of finite rank

– multivector fields and the Schouten-Nijenhuis bracket

– some performance improvements

See http://sagemanifolds.obspm.fr/changelog.html for details and examples.

It suffices to upgrade to SageMath 8.1 to benefit from these features. Binaries for Linux, MacOS X and Windows are available at http://www.sagemath.org/download.html.

Another option is to run SageMath 8.1 remotely, by creating a free account in CoCalc (https://cocalc.com/): open a Jupyter notebook and select “SageMath 8.1” in the menu Kernel -> Change kernel.

Eric Gourgoulhon,

on behalf of SageManifolds team (http://sagemanifolds.obspm.fr/authors.html)