Thursday, July 16, 2009

SymPy 0.6.5 released

SymPy 0.6.5 has been released on July 17, 2009. It is available at

Source distribution can be downloaded from

Windows binaries can be downloaded from

About SymPy

SymPy is a Python library for symbolic mathematics. It aims to become a full-featured computer algebra system (CAS) while keeping the code as simple as possible in order to be comprehensible and easily extensible. SymPy is written entirely in Python and does not require any external libraries.

Changes since last stable release

This release has been marked by improved documentation,
C code generation, solve and dsolve improvements, mpath update, a new
logic module and the start of Google's Summer of Code program.

Major changes include:

- Geometric Algebra Improvements
- Upgrade GA module with left and right contraction operations
- Add intersection test for the vertical segment,
reimplementation of convex_hull (Florian Mickler)

- Implement series() as function (Barry Wardell)

- Core improvements
- Refactor Number._eval_power (Fabian Pedregosa)
- fix bugs in Number._eval_power (Chris Smith)

- Matrix improvements:
- Improve jacobian function, introduce vec and vech (Ben

- Solver improvements:
- solutions past linear factor found in tsolve (Chris Smith)
- refactor sympy.solvers.guess_solve_strategy (Fabian Pedregosa)
- Small cleanups to the ODE solver and tests. (Priit Laes)
- Fix corner case for Bernoulli equation. (Priit Laes)

- Improvements on partial differential equations solvers (Priit
- Added separation of variables for PDEs (Priit Laes)

- Expand improvements (Aaron Meurer)
- Refactoring
- exp(x)*exp(y) is no longer automatically combined into
exp(x+y), use powsimp for that

- Documentation improvements:
- Test also documentation under doc/ (Fabian Pedregosa)
- Added many docstrings
- Fix Sphinx complaints/warnings/errors (Priit Laes)
- Doctest coverage (Ondrej Certik)

- New logic module (Fabian Pedregosa)
- Efficient DPLL algorithm (Fabian Pedregosa)

- LaTeX printer improvements:
- Handle standard form in the LaTeX printer correctly (Freddie
- Latex: _print_Mul fix (issue 1282) (Nicolas Pourcelot)
- Robust printing of latex sub and superscripts (Toon Verstraelen)
- sorting _print_Add output using a main variable (Ryan Krauss)
- Matrix printing improvements (Ryan Krauss)

- MathML printing improvements:
- MathML's printer extended (Thomas Sidoti)

- Testing framework improvements
- Make tests pass without the "py" module (Ondrej Certik)

- Polynomial module improvements:
- Fixed subresultant PRS computation and ratint() (Mateusz
- Removed old module sympy.polynomials (Priit Laes)

- limit fixes:
Compute the finite parts of the limit of a sum by direct
substitution (Ronan Lamy)

- Test coverage script (Ronan Lamy)

- Code quality improvements (remove string exceptions, code quality
test improvements) (Tomasz Buchert)

- C code generation (Toon Verstraelen)

- Update mpmath (Fredrik Johansson, Vinzent Steinberg)

The following people submitted code for this release (sorted by number
of patches):

* Fabian Pedregosa
* Ondrej Certik
* Priit Laes
* Vinzent Steinberg
* Toon Verstraelen
* Tomasz Buchert
* Nicolas Pourcelot
* Aaron Meurer
* Florian Mickler
* Jochen Voss
* Alan Bromborsky
* Barry Wardell
* Riccardo Gori
* Chris Smith
* Freddie Witherden
* Ben Goodrich
* Ronan Lamy
* Akshay Srinivasan
* Johann Cohen-Tanugi
* Luke Peterson
* Mateusz Paprocki
* Ted Horst
* Thomas Sidoti
* Vinay Kumar


Brian Jorgensen said...

Congratulations, SymPy team! I haven't contributed in a while, but I'm still using SymPy routinely in my CS and EE studies. Thanks, everyone!

Ondřej Čertík said...

Hi Brian, nice to see you again. So it's time to contribute then! :)

kostya said...

you can port sympy for symbian os 9.1-9.4?

Ondřej Čertík said...

Hi Kostya!

if the symbian has python version 2.4 or higher, it should just work. If it doesn't, please repor it to our mailinglist.