Cadabra (computer program)

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Developer(s) Kasper Peeters
Stable release
2.2.0 / 29 March 2018; 6 months ago (2018-03-29)
Preview release
2.2.1 / 31 March 2018; 6 months ago (2018-03-31)
Written in C++
Operating system Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Type Computer algebra system
License GPL

Cadabra is a computer algebra system designed specifically for the solution of problems encountered in field theory.

Released under the GNU General Public License, Cadabra is free software.

Cadabra has extensive functionality for tensor polynomial simplification including multi-term symmetries, fermions and anti-commuting variables, Clifford algebras and Fierz transformations, implicit coordinate dependence, multiple index types and many more. The input format is a subset of TeX. Both a command-line and a graphical interface are available.

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  • Sevastianov, L. A.; Kulyabov, D. S.; Kokotchikova, M. G. (2009). "An application of computer algebra system Cadabra to scientific problems of physics". Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters. 6 (7): 530–534. Bibcode:2009PPNL....6..530S. doi:10.1134/S1547477109070073.
  • Abramov, S. A.; V. F. Edneral, A. A. Bogolyubskaya; Rostovtsev, V. A. (2011). "The research seminar on computer algebra in 2009–2010". Programming and Computer Software. 37 (2): 57–61.
  • Gaillard, Jérôme; Schmude, Johannes (2010). "The lift of type IIA supergravity with D6 sources: M-theory with torsion". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2010 (2): 32. arXiv:0908.0305. Bibcode:2010JHEP...02..032G. doi:10.1007/jhep02(2010)032.
  • Brewin, Leo (2010). "A brief introduction to Cadabra: A tool for tensor computations in General Relativity". Comp. Phys. Comm. 181: 489–498. arXiv:0903.2085. Bibcode:2010CoPhC.181..489B. doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2009.10.020.

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