Re: Math Package to Solve Linear Equations?
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
there's also an open source version of Macsyma floating around at
maxima.sourceforge.net - might do what you're looking for
Thomas H. George wrote:
I'm feeling stupid. I used to have a math package which inverted
matrices to solve systems of linear equations - i.e. enter the matrix
and the y values and the program inverts the matrix and reports the x
values. I know how to do it manually but it is laborious for large
matrices. Perhaps Openoffice.calc/solver does this but it is not clear
to me how to enter data for solver to do this. apt-cache search matrix
|grep inversion doesn't turn up anything.
Would someone please beat me over the head and point me to a simple
package to do this job?
Matlab - proprietary, comes with a good GUI, lots of routines to plot
graphs, contours etc., contains lot of sparse solvers.
Octave - Use versions > 2.9.12 for better experience. Older versions are
incompatible with newer versions. Does not have a GUI provided by the