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Re: algebra in octave?

From: Sergei Steshenko
Subject: Re: algebra in octave?
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 13:11:12 -0800 (PST)

--- Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 17/02/2008, Huub <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I'm practising maths for univ. and wonder if I can octave for "simple"
> > algebra like 3a³+b²?
> Well, if by "algebra" you mean Serge Lang's book, then, no, Octave
> isn't the best choice for that. ;-)
> More seriously, I think you mean symbolic manipulations. You want to
> type something like "expand( (a+b)^2);" and be told "a^2 + 2ab + b^2".
> In that case, I recommend you look at Maxima[1] or go whole hog and
> look at Sage[2], which is an interface to both Maxima and Octave and
> does many other things of it is own.
> HTH,
> - Jordi G. H.
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I think "symbolic" package might do what you need - it uses "ginac" as its


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