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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I am looking for a CAS available for free download. Currently installing Maxima, but are there any other good ones?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What OS are you running?

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How about Sage?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Or Mathematica?

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Actually, the OP is talking about free softwares

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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So?

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Mathematica isn't free

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Geogebra also comes with a faster updating maxima built in.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Agnishom wrote:

Mathematica isn't free

If you say so.

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Is it?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, you said it isn't, so, I agree with you.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Mathematica 8 is not free (but I probably can find an illegal free version). Anyways, I am running Windows 8. Maxima is slightly confusing. Anyone know of a good tutorial? I like Maxima as I am currently doing a lot on Linear Algebra. I will try Sage. Is Geogebra only for geometry?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I also used Maxima. It is very nice!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Geogebra comes bundled with a weaker form of Maxima. What is the problem with Maxima?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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There is no problem with it. Why?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I was talking to Shivamcoder3013.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ah, okay. Sorry.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I could have promised this was not in "Help Me"...

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Read this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/33550/best-open-source-mathematica-equivalent

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Those are all good suggestions. In the right hands anyone of them can get the job done. Download one and start getting your hands dirty.

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Is that your suggestion to me?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course, and to everyone else in the thread. Learn one now!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I already have my "alternative" to Mathematica.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That Mathics looks interesting.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Well, with Maxima it took me close to 4 hours to calculate 2+2; I consistently pressed enter and then, with aid from the "10 minute tutorial", realized to press Shift-Enter.

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