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k64
January 26th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Where can I find an open source/free alternative to Microsoft Student? I really find it quite a necessity to use a graphing calculator on my computer for my schoolwork.

Xbehave
January 26th, 2010, 05:01 AM
there are many CAS (computer algebra systems) I like qualculate and kmplot for simple graphs.

k64
January 26th, 2010, 05:12 AM
Yes, but what about for 3D graphs, trigonometric ratios, and, more importantly, matrices? Currently doing geometry, I need more than simple graphs.

MasterNetra
January 26th, 2010, 05:14 AM
Yes, but what about for 3D graphs, trigonometric ratios, and, more importantly, matrices? Currently doing geometry, I need more than simple graphs.

Have ya tried MS Student in wine?

k64
January 26th, 2010, 05:19 AM
Have ya tried MS Student in wine?

I actually did try a long time ago, and it was really a failure. Let's put it this way: The installer got half way and crashed.

Xbehave
January 26th, 2010, 05:21 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_computer_algebra_systems
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=720802
Sage
Axiom
octave (matlab based)
if you know python pysci

With the search terms CAS, Computer Algebra System and ubuntu, have a field day, you'll find plenty of options.

juancarlospaco
January 26th, 2010, 05:24 AM
As you Wish...
WxMaxima (apt:/wxmaxima)
xMaxima (apt:/xmaxima)
SageMath (apt:/sagemath)
OctaveDE (apt:/octavede)
OctaveZenity (apt:/octave-zenity)
ExtCalc (apt:/extcalc)
rCalc (apt:/rcalc)
:)

user1397
January 26th, 2010, 05:25 AM
i just found this open-source project called graphcalc on sourceforge.net
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gcalc/

it seems to have a linux version although the main version is for windows

k64
January 26th, 2010, 05:33 AM
Thank you guys ('apt:/sagemath')

MasterNetra
January 26th, 2010, 05:37 AM
I actually did try a long time ago, and it was really a failure. Let's put it this way: The installer got half way and crashed.

Try again, wine hasn't been standing still sense your last attempt.


i just found this open-source project called graphcalc on sourceforge.net
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gcalc/

it seems to have a linux version although the main version is for windows

Or if that works for ya I suppose.