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# Questions tagged [math-software]

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### Math without pencil and paper

For someone who is physically unable to use a pencil and paper, what would be the best way to do math?
In my case, I have only a little movement im my fingers. I can move a computer mouse and press the left button. Currently I do very little math…

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### Software for drawing geometry diagrams

What software do you use to accurately draw geometry diagrams?

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### Online tool for making graphs (vertices and edges)?

Anyone know of an online tool available for making graphs (as in graph theory - consisting of edges and vertices)? I have about 36 vertices and even more edges that I wish to draw.
(why do I have so many? It's for pathing in a game)
Only tool…

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### How were 'old-school' mathematics graphics created?

I really enjoy the style of technical diagrams in many mathematics books published in the mid-to-late 20th century. For example, and as a starting point, here is a picture that I just saw today:
Does anybody know how this graphic was created? Were…

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### About Euclid's Elements and modern video games

Update (6/19/2014) $\;$ Just wanted to say that this idea that I posted more than a year ago, has now become reality at: http://euclidthegame.com/
12.292 users have played it in 96 different countries, and 1232 people have reached level 20 :)
Update…

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### Is Sage on the same level as Mathematica or Matlab for graph theory and graph visualization?

The context:
I'm going to start working on a project that involves running predefined algorithms (and defining my own) for very big graphs (thousands of nodes). Visualization would also be welcome if possible.
This is a research project and the goal…

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### What is your favorite online graphing tool?

I'm looking for a nice, quick online graphing tool. The ability to link to, or embed the output would be handy, too.

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### What software can draw pictures like this?

I used Mathematica to draw a function picture, but it is not beautiful like the picture below. I want know what software can draw beautiful pictures like the one below.
This picture is from the Wikipedia article on Hopf fibration.

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### Online MathJaX editor

I suspect this might easily be a clone question, it seems impossible that nobobdy would've asked this before, but my searches seem to return nothing.
I've grown very used to the MathJaX input here. So much, that when I need to show some maths to…

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### Graph theory software?

Is there any software that for drawing graphs (edges and nodes) that gives detailed maths data such as degree of each node, density of the graph and that can help with shortest path problem and with algorithms such as Dijkstra ?
Thanks!

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### What are some of the Websites/web-tools which must be a part of every mathematician's arsenal?

What are some of the web-tools which must be a part of every mathematician's arsenal? Tools which help mathematicians research, solve problems or even collaborate together!
Here is a list I gathered. Many among you may already know these, But still,…

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### 'Linux' math program with interactive terminal?

Are there any open source math programs out there that have an interactive terminal and that work on linux?
So for example you could enter two matrices and specify an operation such as multiply and it would then return the answer or a error message…

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### Can you recommend a decent online or software calculator?

I'm looking for an online or software calculator that can show me the history of items I typed in, much like an expensive Ti calculator.
Can you recommend any?

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### How to compute rational or integer points on elliptic curves

This is an attempt to get someone to write a canonical answer, as discussed in this meta thread. We often have people come to us asking for solutions to a diophantine equation which, after some clever manipulation, can be turned into finding…

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### How to cite preprints from arXiv?

Obviously when writing a math research paper it is good to cite one's references. However, with the advent of arXiv, oftentimes a paper is only available on arXiv while is awaits the long process of peer-review. But here a problem arises: how does…

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