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Software to simulate graphs? 
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Dec1311, 08:25 AM

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Is there an alternative to matlab for simulating equations,
I am looking for a way of getting some intuition for some Convection Diffusion Equation. I would like to play around with it, simulate it, change its IC/BCs, having some interactive graphs and stuff. 


#2
Dec1311, 08:43 AM

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There are many choices.
There is python and the matplotlib (2D mostly). There is octave/gnuplot combination There is freemat (intended to be a free alamatlab environment) Possibly Scilab...have not used it, but have heard good things about it. and a few other choices that are ready to download in my Ubuntu machine: Euler, Maxima, etc. (just go to software downloads and filter for Scientific or Educational software). these are all free (as in gratis) choices...I presume that's what you were looking for. 


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