How To Install gfan on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gfan on Debian 10. gfan is program for computing with Groebner fans

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install gfan on Debian 10.

What is gfan

Gfan is a software package for computing Groebner fans and tropical varieties. These are polyhedral fans associated to polynomial ideals. The maximal cones of a Groebner fan are in bijection with the marked reduced Groebner bases of its defining ideal. The software computes all marked reduced Groebner bases of an ideal. Their union is a universal Groebner basis. The tropical variety of a polynomial ideal is a certain subcomplex of the Groebner fan. Gfan contains algorithms for computing this complex for general ideals and specialized algorithms for tropical curves, tropical hypersurfaces and tropical varieties of prime ideals. In addition to the above core functions the package contains many tools which are useful in the study of Groebner bases, initial ideals and tropical geometry. Among these are an interactive traversal program for Groebner fans and programs for graphical renderings. . For ordinary Groebner basis computations Gfan is not competitive in speed compared to programs such as CoCoA, Singular and Macaulay2.

There are three ways to install gfan on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install gfan Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install gfan using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install gfan

Install gfan Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install gfan using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install gfan

Install gfan Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install gfan using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gfan

How To Uninstall gfan on Debian 10

To uninstall only the gfan package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove gfan

Uninstall gfan And Its Dependencies

To uninstall gfan and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gfan

Remove gfan Configurations and Data

To remove gfan configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge gfan

Remove gfan configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove gfan configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gfan

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install gfan on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.