# OSCAR Computer Algebra System

The OSCAR project develops a comprehensive open source computer algebra
system for computations in algebra, geometry, and number theory. In particular,
the emphasis is on supporting complex computations which require a high level
of integration of tools from different mathematical areas.

The project builds on and extends the four cornerstone systems

- GAP - computational discrete algebra
- Singular - commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry
- Polymake - polyhedral geometry
- Antic (Hecke, Nemo) - number theory

as well as further libraries and packages. Its development, which is still at a very early stage, is supported
by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG within the Collaborative Research Center TRR 195.

See the About page for more information.

## Getting started

For examples, see the Examples page, where pre-rendered notebooks showcase
selected things the software developed in the OSCAR project can already do.

To try OSCAR live from your browser, click on the binder links on the Examples page.
At present, these will take a few minutes to load, as we
currently still build some dependencies from source behind the scenes.

If you wish to contribute to the OSCAR development, see the Installation page for
instructions on how to build everything on a growing number of supported platforms.

Note that OSCAR has not reached a first public release yet, and its parts should be treated as
a technology preview. See the News page for announcements about OSCAR development.

If you want to get notifications about news, new blog posts, or new examples, you can subscribe to
the OSCAR blog atom feed, the OSCAR news atom feed,
or the OSCAR examples atom feed.