This page aims at moving forward in the decision not to rely on old-style packaging system (therefore cleaning up all the Sage code that deals with that). See http://files.sagemath.org/spkg/index.html for the packages.
Packages that still require a decision
optional packages that still need to be classified
Here is the list of old-style optional packages for which it is not clear what to do (ignore, new-style repackage), they must eventually get moved to one of the classified lists.
- sip (also experimental)
unclassified experimental packages
Here is the list of old-style expermiental packages for which it is not clear whether they can be forgotten.
Since most of those packages are broken anyway, do not move them into some "please repackage me" section (unless you know how to let this happen and open a ticket for that).
- quantlib, quantlib_swig
unclassified non-mathematical packages
Here are non-mathematical packages that are not directly related to Sage.
packages that need to be new-style packaged
Put here the old-style packages from above that are interesting from the Sage perspective, do not put useless stuff here, only those you think are useful.
Packages that have a Sage interface, so these are likely of interest:
- database_kohel (partially superseded by PARI: precisely those parts that are interfaced by Sage can now be computed by PARI)
packages appearing in Sage documentation
Here is the list of old-style packages which are documented somewhere in Sage as being Sage packages (this is orthogonal to there being a proper Sage interface). If we stop supporting these packages, we should adjust the documentation.
- surf (package for Singular)
- VTK (archived package!)
Here are packages for which we found another way, hence can be removed.
- gd # renamed to libgd
- gdmodule # no longer needed
- genus2reduction # superseded by PARI
- gnuplotpy # we have our own interface
- qhull # we already have two copies coming from the standard packages matplotlib and scipy
- numarray # numpy
- numeric # numpy
- pil # replaced by pillow
- pygsl # we have our own interface
- lrs # there is now lrslib
Superseded packages with no replacement yet
This is installable via pip, but it is also outdated:
pynifti (superseded by NiBabel pip-installable package)
Already migrated to new style
Here are the packages that are already migrated new-style
database_mutation_class (new name of cluster_seed) #19177
saclib and qepcad #10224