Release 2.3.79 of PHCpack
Below are the sources and some binary versions of the program.
PHCpack was originally designed to implement the development
of polynomial homotopies exploiting structure in order to
better approximate all isolated solutions.
Recently the package has been updated with extra tools to
handle positive dimensional solution components.
a list of main features and a history of releases.
generated with Sphinx.
To help you using the program, there is a
postscript version of tutorial;
pdf version of tutorial.
A longer tutorial
was presented at ISSAC'05.
The extended abstract
describes a software demonstration at ISSAC 2010.
If you are familiar with python, then
phcpy.py may be just right for you.
See also the
of a seminar talk.
Release 2.3.79 of PHCpack contains the following files:
Do "gunzip" and "tar xpf" on the downloaded file.
Executable version for Windows NT and 2000:
(tarred and gzipped 5.5 Mb) Database with demo systems
Note: the sources of PHCv2 contain a C interface written
by Nobuki Takayama (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PHC belongs to the collection of software packages accessible from
OpenXM: Open message eXchange
protocol for Mathematics
by M. Maekawa, M. Noro, K. Ohara, Y. Okutani, N. Takayama, and Y. Tamura.
Note: a very simple Maple interface is available:
This very simple interface was developed on the occasion of the
Dagstuhl seminar no. 01421 on
"Integration of Algebra and Geometry Software Systems",
14-19 October 2001, Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany.
See the paper by
Andrew J. Sommese,
Jan Verschelde, and
Charles W. Wampler:
Numerical Irreducible Decomposition using PHCpack.
gzipped postscript file.
In Algebra, Geometry and Software Systems,
edited by M. Joswig and N. Takayama, pages 109-130, Springer-Verlag 2003.
A more extensive interface with Maple is PHCmaple,
developed in collaboration with Anton Leykin:
PHCmaple: A Maple Interface to the Numerical Homotopy Algorithms
Another interface to PHCpack is described by
Yun Guan and Jan Verschelde:
PHClab: A MATLAB/Octave interface to PHCpack.
Download version 1.0.2 (20 March 2013) of
Take a look at
Thanks to the efforts of Marshall Hampton, Kathy Piret, and William Stein,
PHCpack is one of the experimental packages
in SAGE .
With Elizabeth Gross and Sonja Petrovic (with contributions
from Anton Leykin), we developed an interface to Macaulay2:
and its documentation
PHCpack in Macaulay2.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grants No. 9804846, 0105739, 0134611, 0410036, 0713018,
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