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Open Source Math software

  1. Oct 30, 2005 #1
    Anyone know of any open source alternatives to MatLab, Maple, Mathematica, etc.?
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2005 #2
    FreeMat and Octave are two Matlab-ish programs that I've used.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2005 #3

    dduardo

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    octave is pretty good.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2005 #4

    graphic7

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    I created a thread awhile back dealing with the best math-related OSS available (in my opinion):

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=73462

    Maxima is mostly written in LISP and it's possible to use TeXmacs or Emacs to view it's output in LaTeX. Take a look at some of the screenshots I made.

    Maxima is best suited as a replacement for Mathematica and Maple as it's missing a few (many) features that Matlab offers.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2005 #5

    dduardo

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    I used octave not to long ago to do some control analysis. I'll have to check out maxima.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2005 #6

    graphic7

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    Octave is decent, but it doesn't have CAS functionality, like Maxima does. I would suggest that Octave be used as Matlab replacement.
     
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