# Computer Algebra in R with caracas

The capability of R to do symbolic mathematics is enhanced by the caracas package. This package uses the Python computer algebra library SymPy as a back-end but caracas is tightly integrated in the R environment, thereby enabling the R user with symbolic mathematics within R. Key components of the caracas package are illustrated in this paper. Examples are taken from statistics and mathematics. The caracas package integrates well with e.g. Rmarkdown, and as such creation of scientific reports and teaching is supported.

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