If you are already familiar with Python, have a running CAS server, and just can’t wait to get started, we’ve written this chapter just for you. This chapter is a very quick summary of what you can do with CAS from Python. We don’t provide a lot of explanation of the examples; that comes in the later chapters. This chapter is here for those who want to dive in and work through the details in the rest of the book as needed.
In all of the sample code in this chapter, we are using the IPython interface to Python.