After using Matlab here and there whilst I was at university, I thought that although it was very powerful, its use was extremely cumbersome and slowed down what should be fairly simple processes like making 3D plots and solving ODEs, PDEs etc. That got me wondering if there were any programs out there that take out as much of the programming as possible and let you focus more on the mathematics. So if I decided to, say, solve the 2D wave equation and create a time varying 3D plot of the result, it wouldn't take me more than 5 minutes.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Are there any programs out there that allow someone to do that?

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# Minimal Programming Mathematics Software

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