I just bought MATLAB because it is absolutely required at the university I will be attending in the fall. While I've only given MATLAB a quick overview, it seems that it's probably not something I would be able to use for writing papers. It also doesn't look very efficient for quick graphing (since you basically have to code everything).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Would it be worth it to also get Mathematica or Maple? Or should I just stick with Open Office Formula editor (what I use now for writing papers with math in them) or a latex editor, and use my TI-89 for graphing?

And if Maple or Mathematicaisa good complement to MATLAB, is the extra $40 for Mathematica worth it against Maple?

Oh, if it matters, I'm an EE major who will probably minor in pure math.

Thanks!

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