Mathematica 7 compares to other languages

jason-sage at jason-sage at
Wed Dec 3 19:30:56 CET 2008

bearophileHUGS at wrote:
> So when you need an algorithm, you can often find it already inside,
> for example in the large Combinatorics package. So it has WAY more
> batteries included, compared to Python. I'd like to see something as
> complete as that Combinatorics package in Python.

Sage (, based on Python) already has some pretty 
powerful and comprehensive combinatorics functionality (including lots 
of things that Mma doesn't have).  What's more, one of the most 
comprehensive combinatorics libraries out there, MuPAD combinat, is 
currently in the process of switching to Sage (and becoming the 
Sage-combinat project).  See

If you are interested in graph theory, then you might be interested in 
the comparison to the Combinatorica package at .  This page is a little 
old, but it gives you an idea of how things compare.


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