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I was shopping for some mathematics software like Mathematica and Mathlab, etc..? However, they are too expnesive for me (hobbyist use). However, they only offer Mathematica 7 Home Edition for affordable price. I was looking for some open-source software and found a few software like Octave, Scilab, etc. I now have some questions about OSS and commerical softwares for you.

Are OSS software like Scilab and Octave fully compatible with Mathlad/Simulink/Mathematica for Linux/Windows/Mac platforms? I have some astrodynamic/aerodynamic books provides some programs for Mathlab, etc and will they work on one of Octave/Scilab software?

Thanks!

Sword7

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# Math software - any recommendation?

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