Is There Open Source Mathematics Software Available?

In summary, there are several open source Mathematics software available such as Octave, Maxima, and Warrensagemath. These software are considered to be replacements for popular commercial softwares like Mathematica, Maple, and Matlab. Other options include MuPAD Light, which is no longer free, and using python with matplotlib and scipy.
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mabs239
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Dear Friends,

Do some one know whether there is some open source Mathematics software available like Mathematica/Maple or Matlab.
 
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Yes.
 
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Octave is a Matlab clone for Linux...
 
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Octave and Maxima are two of the best.

- Warren
 
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sagemath is supposed to be a replacement for mathematica
 
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Thanks my friends for your help.
I will try these softwares now! I am not sure if it is possible to understand the source code for learning algorithms implemented.
 
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chroot said:
Octave and Maxima are two of the best.

- Warren

I'm going to echo what he said, at least for the applications I use it for.

I used to add MuPAD Light, but the corporate suits took over and yanked the free version.
 
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I use python with matplotlib and scipy...

http://www.scipy.org/"
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/"
 
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Related to Is There Open Source Mathematics Software Available?

1. What is open source math software?

Open source math software is a type of software that is developed and distributed for free under a license that allows the source code to be shared, modified, and distributed by users. This means that the software's code is accessible and can be modified to suit the user's needs.

2. How is open source math software different from proprietary math software?

The main difference between open source math software and proprietary math software is the licensing. Proprietary software is developed and distributed under a closed source license, meaning that the source code is kept secret and cannot be modified by users. Open source math software, on the other hand, is developed and distributed under an open source license, allowing users to access and modify the source code.

3. What are the benefits of using open source math software?

There are several benefits to using open source math software, including cost savings since it is usually free to use, the ability to customize the software to fit specific needs, a collaborative community of developers constantly improving the software, and greater transparency and security since the source code is open for review.

4. What are some examples of popular open source math software?

Some popular open source math software includes R, Octave, and SageMath for statistical and data analysis, GeoGebra for geometry and algebra, and Maxima for computer algebra. These software are widely used in academic and research communities.

5. Is open source math software suitable for all levels of users?

Yes, open source math software is suitable for all levels of users, from beginners to advanced mathematicians. The software usually comes with user-friendly interfaces and documentation to help users get started, and more experienced users can modify the source code to create more complex functions and algorithms.

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