surf: Visualization of algebraic curves, algebraic surfaces and hyperplane sections of surfaces

Description

surf is a tool to visualize some real algebraic geometry: plane algebraic curves, algebraic surfaces and hyperplane sections of surfaces. surf is script driven and has (optionally) a nifty GUI using the Gtk widget set.

This is used by the Singular Jupyter kernel to produce 3D plots.

License

GPL version 2 or later

Upstream Contact

http://surf.sourceforge.net (although the project is essentially dead)

Dependencies

  • cups (optional)

  • GNU flex Version 2.5 or higher

  • GTK+ Version 1.2.0 or higher (optional)

  • POSIX Threads

  • GNU MP(gmp) Version 2 or higher

  • lib-tiff

  • lib-jpeg

  • zlib

  • ps2pdf (optional)

This package is “experimental” because not all of these dependencies are packaged with Sage.

Type

experimental

Version Information

package-version.txt:

1.0.6-gcc6

Equivalent System Packages

opensuse:

$ sudo zypper install surf

See https://repology.org/project/surf-alggeo/versions

However, these system packages will not be used for building Sage because spkg-configure.m4 has not been written for this package; see trac ticket #27330