I’ve been trying Sage(math) for the last three weeks, and I can say it’s a charming piece of software. Works very well, the IRC channel is really, really helpful, the interface is simple, the Python platform is rather natural to manage, evolves quickly… and so on.
However, there are some weak points I’d like to comment…
- Documentation: Since Sage(math) use about 70 different applications, the documentation is FAR of being complete. It would be useful if the documentation is improved, at least if it refers to, say, Maxima documentation… or Numpy… etc.
- Hypergeometric Functions: Besides the confluent one, the hypergeometric functions are left behind. I guess the problem is the maxima support of Special Functions.
- Browser Integration: There are still some weak points in browsers other than firefox… like Chromium-browser. A.f.a. I know, Chromium has problems opening new worksheets, and with some permissions settings.
So, I recomend using firefox as the main browser for Sage(math) and if possible integrate it with other calculation programs like Maple or Mathematica. And finally look up further into Maxima, and other pieces of Sage documentation, as well as using the IRC channel (#sage-devel) an google groups for asking questions.