*To*: debian-user@lists.debian.org*Subject*: Re: Debian packages similar to mathematica or mathlab ?*From*: Micha Feigin <michf@post.tau.ac.il>*Date*: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 17:06:53 +0200*Message-id*: <20050202170653.1c346b43@litshi.luna.local>*In-reply-to*: <42002318.8080207@JackNguy.com>*References*: <41ECC0BF.2030600@ngi.it> <20050118121324.GA2817@mauritiusjai> <20050201152057.GV18769@ay.vinc17.org> <42002318.8080207@JackNguy.com>

On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 19:47:20 -0500 Jack Nguy <Jack@JackNguy.com> wrote: > A little bit more digging reveals mathematica port for linux... if you > want to pay for it... > > http://shum.huji.ac.il/cc/math42-linux.html > > http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/platforms.html > There's also a version of maple and matlab for linux (x86 only I believe). They both have versions for mac osX but not mac linux. As for replacements. The closest things to matlab are octave and scilab. scilab looks a bit more mature to me since it uses external libraries to do the work, which leaves the developers a lot less to do. It looks less polished then matlab but excluding toolboxes it seems to do everything (it does have an image processing toolbox that uses imagemagick). Its available at least for linux and windows, probably more. There is also GNU R which is a free replacement for S (the matlab equivalent in statistics according to the docs). For more maple/mathematica like replacements I know a bit less but a few options that seem to come up are maxima (looks rather good), axiom(seems to be best used with texmacs as an interface), pari-gp (mainly number theory but does other things also, includes a c library) and yacas(supposed to have similar syntax to mathematica and supports arbitrary precision arithmetic) Other options are perl with the pdl extension and python-numeric or c with the numerous math libraries. For linear algebra some options are atlas blas lapack gandlaf has a few of these and includes some image creation/manipulation/processing functionality arpack for eigenvalue manipulation. For 2D/3D plotting some of the options: pgplot plplot gnuplot opendx For Fourier (fft/dft) you have several variations of fftw. At least most if not all of these will also work under windows and probably the mac and some other Unixes. There are probably a few others I missed, but I believe that these are the major options (will be happy to hear about any more good alternatives to these, I'm trying to compile a list of various free solutions to mathematical work). > Jack Nguy > Vincent Lefevre wrote: > > On 2005-01-18 13:13:24 +0100, Gerard Robin wrote: > > > >>On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 08:54:39AM +0100, Bob Alexander wrote: > >> > >>>For now I only need some basic stuff to quickly check arithmetic and > >>>algebraic computations ... very simple stuff like: > >>> > >>>(17^2-5^3)/(17+3*2^3)*((18^2/9^2+(13-4*3^2:6)^2-2*(8^2-2*3*7)+1))/5 > >> > >>try bc > > > > > > Do you mean that bc can work on rational numbers? > > > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org > > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > This Mail Was Scanned By Mail-seCure System > at the Tel-Aviv University CC. >

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