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Re: WG: Tools for mathematical calculations and graphical output
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Steve C. Thompson |
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Re: WG: Tools for mathematical calculations and graphical output |
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Tue, 19 Apr 2005 12:41:33 -0700 |
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Hamish,
> This seems to be where the confusion arises. There exists plenty of
> F(L)OSS for proprietary platforms.
Please educate me: what is a F(L)OSS for proprietary platforms?
Examples? What is F(L)OSS? A joke on FOSS (free/open-source software)
or something more meaningful?
I'm running a FOSS system (Debian GNU/Linux) on a Dell computer. In
your mind is this FOSS for proprietary platforms? The Dell certainly
has proprietary components on it. (Though I'm not exactly sure. I know
that the openness of BIOS is an issue these days.)
> I don't know whether or not this is the case for any
> Mathcad/Mathematica replacements, but I really don't think you do
> either.
I don't understand what you are talking about. Assuming I'm running a
system with the tools that make GNU Octave possible, I'm just curious if
there is a FOSS Mathcad/Mathematica replacement; as Octave can be
considered a replacement to MATLAB. So, I don't know what you are
talking about with this ``F(L)OSS proprietary platform
Mathcad/Mathematica replacement.''
I'm all ears, and willing to learn.
> ... but I concluded that it was purely a product of your own
> assumptions, which I believe to be wrong.
OK, maybe I'm making poor assumptions; any ideas what they could be?
In my simple mind, I think that I'm being clear.
Steve
On Apr 19 20:05PM, Hamish Allan wrote:
> On Apr 19, 2005, at 19:25, Steve C. Thompson wrote:
>
> >Joe tells me that I forgot to tell everyone what kind of computer I'm
> >using. This is annoying since this is besides the point. I asked
> >about a FOSS alternative, thus implying I'm using a computer that
> >isn't proprietary.
>
> This seems to be where the confusion arises. There exists plenty of
> F(L)OSS for proprietary platforms. I don't know whether or not this is
> the case for any Mathcad/Mathematica replacements, but I really don't
> think you do either.
>
> >I believe the ignorance lies on those who don't following the threads.
>
> As a matter of fact I did follow the thread back to see if there was
> any particular reason for your sarcasm, but I concluded that it was
> purely a product of your own assumptions, which I believe to be wrong.
>
> Best wishes,
> Hamish
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