Re: math sw for Unix???

Uwe Keller (uk@c-lab.de)
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 12:53:01 +0200 (MET DST)

>
> Help! Need yesterday:
>
> Can anyone recommend math sw for Sun UltraSPARC, Solaris 2.5.1,
> running OpenWindows ?
>
> Sort of a MathCAD for Unix. I know there's Wolfram sw but
> that's probably overkill and too pricey.
>
> Feature list needed immed:
>
> 1. plot tables of xy data; capable of doing multiple plots per xy
> axis figure; linear or other defined interpolation of data points.
>
> 2. plot formulae data "on top" of existing curves of table data, using,
> hopefully, symbolic input.
>
> 3. save plots as GIF preferably, but TIFF, EPS, HPGL, PICT will do.
>
> 4. coloration of different curves in plot or other method of
> distinguishing.
>
> Other capabilities welcome, but cost and reliability are important.
>
> -----------------------------------------
> John Lipsius
> Sun Microsystems
> Internet and Network Products Group
> tel 415-688-9442
> fax 415-688-9112
> -----------------------------------------
>
Hi John,

there is a lot of stuff available, for plotting the public domain
"gnuplot" seems to provide the basics you may need, there is also some gnu
math sw "octave", which is Matlab-like (i.e. matrix oriented), and uses
gnuplot for visualisation. Gnuplot is found at

http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/gnuplot_info.html

A very well documented and user friendly sw has been developed from the
math group at our University and is called MuPad. It is a little bit like
maple and supports symbolic calculations. There is more info

http://www-math.uni-paderborn.de/MuPAD/

They have a solaris 2.5 version as far as i know (binaries available from
http://www-math.uni-paderborn.de/MuPAD/SYS/index.html ).

Hope it helps

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