Project Points


Leader of the project 




Ferruccio Orecchia 



Participants in the working group 




Ferruccio Orecchia 




Francesca Cioffi 




Isabella Ramella 



Collaborators 




Giovanna Albano 




Luca Chiantini 




Alessandro De Paris 



Description 

Project Points intends to construct algorithms and to implement sofwares concerning problems in Algebraic Geometry which need the computation of the Hilbert Function or of minimal generators or of the resolution of the ideal of a finite set of points (the points can be also fat). 



Software 

Points, release 3.7, is an experimental version of a software package containing the implementation of the algorithms related to the Project Points. Hence, it offers the computation of the Hilbert function and of minimal generators of the ideals of a finite set of points or of rational varieties over finite fields of type Z_p or over the field Q of rational numbers. We are still working to improve it. All the algorithms
implemented in Points
have polynomial computational
cost. 1 Computations on
zerodimensional schemes: Points is available in compiled version for PC Pentium (running Linux 2.4.3): and for Mac Os X: To unpack the softwares do: tar –xvzf xxx.tgz. We are looking forward to receiving useful feedbacks. For any comments and bug reports, please contact one of the participants in the working group. (Last update: 08  03  2010) 