I just started to take a numerical anylasis course. Throughout the course we need to solve various problems using different numerical methods. I'm looking for a free linux-compatable program that'll let me plot graphs and implement numerical algorithms. I also need to be able to specify the degree of accuracy (decimal points in floating point arithmetic) that it uses while performing calculations.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm currently trying to decide between Octave, Maxima, and Scilab but I'm open to suggestions.

Also, what are the advantages/disadvantages to using a library like NumPy rather than complete software such as the programs I mentioned? I'm already familiar with python so it'd probably have an easier learning curve but does it give the same functionality as the other packages?

Thanks.

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# Numerical anylasis on linux

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