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Re: WG: Tools for mathematical calculations and graphical output

From: Steve C. Thompson
Subject: Re: WG: Tools for mathematical calculations and graphical output
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 15:06:54 -0700
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> You don't say what computer you're using
I'm using the computer on my desk.  Why does this matter?

I also didn't say what kind of chair I'm sitting on or what kind of
bread I had with my sandwich this afternoon.

Sorry for being a smart ass, but I don't know why the computer I'm using

Thanks for the information about Maxima.  From the screenshots, Maxima,
when ran with teXmacs, looks like Maple.


On Apr 18 14:20PM, Joe Koski wrote:
> on 4/18/05 1:46 PM, Steve C. Thompson at address@hidden wrote:
> > Group,
> > 
> > GNU Octave is a good replacement to MATLAB.  Does anyone know if there
> > is a F/OSS alternative to something like Mathcad; something like
> > Mathematica?
> > 
> > Steve
> > 
> Steve,
> You don't say what computer you're using, but if you're looking for a
> symbolic math package, Maxima (also known as Macsyma in the commercial
> version) is still around after almost 40 years. It is based on LISP and,
> depending on the implementation, has some nice graphics features. Googling
> will find it.
> Joe Koski

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