
When I was young I used to work with Mathematica for symbolic computation. I switched to
Maple when Mathematica failed to compute a discriminant. Maple was quite useful
but it was a mesh the changes of syntaxis after updating. Moreover GAP and Singular were
more successful in most of my tasks, with the problem of communicating between them. This is why I finally moved
to Sagemath, high quality free software containing them. I am not a developer but we
are lucky in our team to have Miguel Marco, one of Sagemath
developers. Anyway, you may find here some code which may be useful,

Functions related with braid monodromy: download the file in
Github

Code used in my joint paper with J.I. Cogolludo, B. GuervilleBallé and M. Marco
Enrique Artal
20161206