Macaulay2 is a software system devoted to supporting research in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, developed with funding from the National Science Foundation. We are eager to help new users get started with it.

- rings
- ideals
- matrices
- substitution and maps between rings
- modules
- chain complexes
- varieties
- Gröbner bases

- changes to Macaulay2, by version
- mathematical examples
- basic commutative algebra
- replacements for commands and scripts from Macaulay
- how Macaulay2 finds its files