From: Joseph Xu <josephzxu_AT_gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:35:21 -0500

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:35:21 -0500

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 02:23:35PM -0600, A.J. Gardner wrote:

*> I'm interested in math and CASs, but my opinions on available software
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*> are ill-formed and mostly ignorant. Does anyone else here have an
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*> interest in this topic, broadly speaking? If so, do you have any
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*> preferences for one package over another? Have you found any math
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*> software that seem to follow the worse-is-better design model?
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*>
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*> How is gnuplot? gmp bignum library? Maxima? Sympy? Octave? Ever used
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*> any of these?
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You might also want to check out Pari/GP (algebra) and R (statistics). I

understand those are highly respected software packages. I've only used

octave before. Personally I think matlab and hence octave syntax is

really ugly.

*>
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*> I'm too much of a n00b (and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around
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*> what it means for software to suck less) to actually tell if some code
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*> does, in fact, suck less.
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*>
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*> tl;dr: Anyone know of any suckless math software out there in the tubes?
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*>
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*> Best,
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*> A.J.
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*>
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