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Re: request help with using octava

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: request help with using octava
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 15:46:00 +0100
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Jelle de Jong wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I have been using and developing linux for 3 years and am an experienced
> user. I am following some basic mathematical classes on my university.
> In this collage I have to use software to calculate and analyse
> functions. The software that is used is called Derive:
> For a real FLOSS user this is not an option, so I went trying out all
> the mathematical tools for GNU/Linux. I think octave is the program that
>   should be able to do all the calculations and visualisations on the
> functions I use. However after spending a day working and trying I cant
> get my functions to plot and to calculate on them (differentiations /
> Integration / Compare / Solve).
> I created a document with some basic starting tasks that I want to do
> with octave, would somebody be willing to help me out with the needed
> steps to do the tasks in octave. I will create a nice document out it
> and share it with others.
> Kind regards,
> Jelle
Octave is not a CAS, I believe you might be looking for Maxima..


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