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I am sorry if this thread should belong to some other section.

I need a way to convince someone that maxima, sage, mathematica, and geogebra are better than Microsoft Mathematics

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Anything is better than a Micro$oft product.

I believe that program only does algebra. M and Sage are much better and Geogebra is in a class by itself.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**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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M does what else?

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The list of what M does would fill 100 posts.

Every distribution

Probability

Algebra

Integration

Summation

Difference Equations

DE's

PDE's

Series

Products

Markov Chains

Generating functions

Graph theory

Functional programming

Rule based programming

Procedural programming

3 and 2D plotting

Compiler

Supports C code

Unlimited precision artihmetic

DFT

FFT

Landau notation

Fast integer factoring

Many polynomial solvers

Sparse matrices

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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**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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Phew!

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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And Geogebra surpasses it!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**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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But it is something completely different

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes it is. A CAS is like a poet while Geogebra is like an artist.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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Now, poetry is a form of art

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A CAS slings symbols around to do math. Geogebra moves and creates drawings to do math. That is what I meant

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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I was joking

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It was a good joke. It made sense and I did not catch it. Very good!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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So, I'm improving

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you are saying something from the heart, you are.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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