What is the best free and not free Maths software out there? I have only heard of Mathcad, Mathamatica and Maple. If i could find a free one it would be ideal but otherwise would like to know what is a popular tool for doing university maths major
Oct 28th 2010, 07:44 AM
For non-free software, I like Mathematica for symbolic computations, and MATLAB for numerical computations. For free software, you could go with Octave (for MATLAB-like capabilities) or Maxima or Sage (CAS's). Here's a page comparing CAS's. Note that Sage is not natively supported for Windows, although you can still run it using virtualization.
Oct 29th 2010, 01:01 AM
Great! Thanks a mill I will start looking into these.