Questions tagged [math-software]

For help with mathematical questions arising from software such as Maple, MATLAB, Mathcad, Pari/GP, R, and the WolframAlpha website, etc. Consider posting questions about Mathematica at the Mathematica StackExchange instead. For GAP, SAGE, and MAGMA, one might use tags (computer-algebra-systems), (gap), (sage), (magma-cas).

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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,…
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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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