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# Questions tagged [math-software]

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### Best software to take math notes?

I have read some old discussions about this topic and would like to get some up-to-date advice, if possible.
How can I take math notes, write formulas and draw graphs on my pc (win 7), the easiest and quickest way?
Thanks for your consideration.

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### What are some good iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Apps for mathematicians?

There are lots of good apps for teaching mathematics to children but I would like to learn about apps for undergraduate/graduate/research levels.
Helper questions
Any algebra system (like Maple, Sage)?
Interactive geometry (like GeoGebra, Cabri,…

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### Software to draw links or knots

I am looking for software that can aid me in drawing knots and links. There are of course (examples) knotplotters all over the web, but they can only draw specific knots.
What I am looking for is the software that for example Selman Akbulut used to…

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### Looking for Open Source Math Software with Poor Documentation

I'm a techie who is looking to transition to technical writing as a career. It's been suggested that I produce documentation for an Open Source project to demonstrate my ability to do technical writing. I love Math so I thought I'd find a gap in an…

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### Best way to set up a wiki for maintaining a structured math journal

Does anyone know of a tool which
Can display formulas neatly, preferably like this website without hassle. (Unlike wikipedia with :$)\; Has\; a\; wiki\; like\; structure:\; i.e\; categories\; of\; pages,\; individual\; articles\; with\; hyperlinked\; sections,\dots $

kuch nahi

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### Online reference book for *implementing* concepts in type theory.

There's:
https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/sjt/TTFP/ttfp.pdf
And a few other books, but they don't detail how one goes about implementing say another Lean, Coq, or Isabelle. How did the original authors of those software figure out how to…

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### Writing mathematical presentations using mathjax

I would like to make (simple) mathematical presentations using mathjax. Most importantly I want to be able to let text show up step by step. Does anybody here know a program that would allow me to do this without too much hazzle ?
I'm afraid that…

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### Good software for linear/integer programming

I never did any linear/integer programming so I am wondering the following two things
What are some efficient free linear programming solvers?
What are some efficient commercial linear programming solvers?
It would be nice to supply a dummy…

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### Increasing precision of Octave

I notice the values I get from octave are rounded to 5 decimal places. How can I increase that to 6 or 8 for example?

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### Flaw or no flaw in MS Excel's RNG?

I have a question about my understanding of an article of B.D. McCullough (2008) about Excel's implementation of the Wichmann-Hill random number generator (1982).
First, a bit of context
The Wichmann-Hill algorithm is given in AS 183 here. As one…

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### Software for Galois Theory

Background: While studying Group Theory ( Open University M208 ) I had a lot of benefit from the Mathematica Add-on package AbstractAlgebra and later from the GAP software. I am currently self-studying Galois Theory ( using Ian Stewart's Galois…

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### Approximating a blackboard with long-distance communication

From time to time I need to talk about mathematics with my advisor remotely. I would like to approximate writing on a blackboard together as closely as is reasonable. What are some technological options I have for doing this?
It would be nice to do…

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### Is there an algorithm for deciding big/little-O queries?

Consider the following question:
Is $2^{o(\log n)} = o(n^c)$ for every constant $0 < c < 1$?
I can try to answer this question using basic limits to get that the answer is "yes." I can also put a query of the following form into Wolfram alpha:…

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### Computer Programs for Pure Mathematicians

Question: Which computer programs are useful for a pure mathematician to familiarize themselves with?
Less Briefly: I was once told that, now-a-days, any new mathematician worth his beans knows how to TeX up work; when I began my graduate work one…

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### Draw online polygon/triangle

Is there is any website where I can draw a polygon/triangle online. A website with an option to use coordinates to plot points and other tools to draw polygons.

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