Welcome to the Sage Developer’s Guide!

Everybody who uses Sage is encouraged to contribute something back to Sage at some point. You could:

  • Add examples to the documentation

  • Find bugs or typos

  • Fix a bug

  • Implement a new function

  • Contribute a useful tutorial for a mathematical topic

  • Translate an existing document to a new language

  • Create a new class, create a fast new C library, etc.

This document tells you what you need to know to do all the above, from reporting bugs to modifying and extending Sage and its documentation. We also discuss how to share your new and modified code with other Sage users around the globe.

Here are brief overviews of each part; for more details, see the extended table of contents below. No matter where you start, good luck and welcome to Sage development!

Writing Code for Sage

Indices and tables

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