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Re: request help with using octava

From: Jelle de Jong
Subject: Re: request help with using octava
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 16:00:44 +0100
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Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
On 07/02/2008, Jelle de Jong <address@hidden> wrote:
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.

Octave is mostly for numerical analysis, not symbolic manipulations.
There have been some hacks in the past to get it to interface with
Maxima, which is a real CAS like Derive, but those attempts never seem
to get very far.

If you want a free CAS, try Maxima instead of Octave. It may also be
worthwhile to look at Sage (, which can
interface to both Maxima and Octave, and has a very rich functionality
of its own too.

- Jordi G. H.

Thank you all for you answers I will try maxima and sage right now.

BTW. I noticed my *.odf file with more info on what i wanted to do was blocked by the mailing list.

Kind regard,


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