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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I need a computer program I can use for studying chaotic systems. I should be more particular. I need something for drawing bifurcation diagrams or whatever one does in an introductory chaos and non-linear dynamics class. Here is a link to the text being used :

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387946772/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I suppose I'll be covering chapters 1-7 or something along those lines.

I know of two programs - Matlab and Mathematica. Having never worked with either of this seriously before, (I've tinkered around with Mathematica) I was wondering how I'd go about doing the computations required by me.

I checked the previous threads on these topics, but they were 'old'. At the rate at which computer software is growing, a thread from a year back is history. There might have been a billion changes to both programs.

I also see that both programs are phenomenally expensive. If you guys have suggestions for any alternative programs that might do the trick, please recommend.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387946772/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I suppose I'll be covering chapters 1-7 or something along those lines.

I know of two programs - Matlab and Mathematica. Having never worked with either of this seriously before, (I've tinkered around with Mathematica) I was wondering how I'd go about doing the computations required by me.

I checked the previous threads on these topics, but they were 'old'. At the rate at which computer software is growing, a thread from a year back is history. There might have been a billion changes to both programs.

I also see that both programs are phenomenally expensive. If you guys have suggestions for any alternative programs that might do the trick, please recommend.

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