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Giveaway of the day — Doronix Math Toolbox

Doronix Math Toolbox is a numerical computing environment with programming language which can be used as alternative to MATLAB.
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Doronix Math Toolbox is a numerical computing environment with programming language which can be used as alternative to MATLAB. It allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user functions, import and export CSV-files and more.

System Requirements:

Windows XP or higher

Publisher:

Doronix

Homepage:

http://www.doronix.com/

File Size:

8.70 MB

Price:

$59.90

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#59

[rant] This is ridiculous! We finally get an offering which is not another video converter and a bunch of posters pop out of the woodwork crying - "It's no use to me, I don't do math!", "I'm an English major. It holds no interest" Horrors it has EQUATIONS!

Are these people proud of their ignorance? I wonder how the English major would feel about someone who said, "I have no need for a spell checker. I don't know how to write." Why is it that people are so fearful and put off by one of the most basic and useful skills necessary for successful operation in today's world? [/rant]

Universal appeal is nearly impossible. Not even Windows itself or MS Office is wanted or needed by everybody. The power and purpose of GAOTD (as I see it), is to present software to us for a wide variety of applications or "niches". We DL and try what appeals to us or answers a need, knowing that there will be days that someone else's needs or desires will be met instead of ours.

Mathmatica is a huge, heavy duty, very expensive software package. Certainly not for everyone. But many of us could use a lightweight plotting, numerical analysis math tool package (and don't already have one). If one makes the assumption that if you need an app then you already have it there would be no point to GAOTD. Doronix's evaluation should be done on its merits as a math tool for those who want it, not on whether one likes math.

A huge benefit of GAOTD's offering "niche" products is the discovery of products that one did not know even existed. Another is the plethora of comments identifying alternative applications.

My vote is for more niche product offerings. I would far rather find one in ten truly unique and useful "niche" apps then be offered an endless stream of video converters or registry cleaners.

Reply   |   Comment by Art Kns  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#58

Thanks to all those that replied with help on the "offline Help" issue. Had to go to work and was unable to read/respond to your assistance in a timely manner. Appreciate the assistance and will try each of your suggestions!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

It installed and runs well on Linux via Wine 1.4. I like that a lot.
The web-based help is pretty good. I suggest continued development of the help files because that is the differentiating feature that makes it worth paying for. I think $60 is a fair base price.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#56

update to my previous post
#44-john the help file does not work from within main program-suggest you use alt+tab to switch between main program and fbreader

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#55

Hi, I read today's Comments with interest and learned something new, gone are my "maths years":), but seeing familiar frazes brings smile to my soul..

Seeing that some Folks have difficulties with installation and activating today's Software and GAOTD Team highly recommends (comm #28) to extract files to a separate folder before installation and registration - you can never go wrong with little (free) prog called "ExtractNow" I've been using for years to open any zip file (including all GAOTDs:)

It's option is added to right click, and once you set to extract to desktop (always creates a Folder with appropriate name) - the clarity of where unzipped Files are cannot be simpler. I'm using ver 4.6.2.0, but there is newer one: http://www.extractnow.com/. Hope it helps Someone:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#54

# 44-john The only program I could get to recognize and read the help file from fredward was FBReader,sorry no link,just do a search-I'm sure you'll find it.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

#44

Same problem faced with the offline help file suggested by @ fredward.

You can easily get the helpfile by pressing F1.
It brings you to http://doronix.com/documentation.html

Just Right click and choose "Save As"
Doronix Math Toolbox.htm
Web Page, Complete

That's your off line help file which you can view with any HTML Doc Edit software within which you can choose Browse View to activate the hyperlinks.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#52

#37

Click on
File
Preferences
Format - choose the number of digits after the decimal place, that you wish to be displayed. The maximum is 15.
Click on Apply

Then
x = 11345635765
y = 54790816111
x * y = 6.21636642862e+20

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#51

Very interesting program but seems to lack a lot of features that other free alternative to MATLAB have such as Scilab, Octave, Freemat, and many others.

Another alternative that is also really good is Euler Math Toolbox. It own package have tons of tools for almost all the advance mathematics and also integrates Maxima (for symbolic math) very well into its own packages.

http://euler.rene-grothmann.de/

Reply   |   Comment by Silver  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

#1 Barry - I'm sure you're a nice guy, but no one gives a rats whether you can imagine a use for it or not. No one is interested in your thoughts when you haven't (a) tried the software and (b) were so quick to leave a comment because you just had to share your weak irrelevant thoughts.
#26 Mark - you do that. Just keep your comments off this feedback medium while you're at it. Maybe you can snail mail your comments in next time (i.e. so we don't have to read them). How did you manage to fire up your computer, anyway?

How about some perspective?

I like this software - for what it is.

Matlab this, Matlab that, sure, but Matlab doesn't offer a free version, and IMO is dodgy in that it asks "how much do YOU want to pay for Matlab?", etc. Just give me the price, Scamwise Gamgi.

If you expect every giveaway to be targetted to YOUR particular needs and wants, you're ignorant to the fact that there are a lot of people out there (and guess what - some of them are not like you!) some will have use for some types of software, others won't. If I were looking for a simple math interface - AND REMEMBER THIS IS VERSION 1.0... MAPLE, MATLAB, etc ALSO STARTED SOMEWHERE...
Hey, if I don't want to subject myself / my kids / my students / etc to dozens of features I don't need or plan to use, maybe this software would exactly fit the bill.

I tried it, I like the interface, and I would like to see what they provide in the next release.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#49

> John C. – Vista SP2 re: “Navigation to the webpage was canceled”

That is a Windows issue. You probably have the Help file on a network drive. Put it on your local C drive and it should work!

Reply   |   Comment by Check  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

Curious as to why the program attempts Internet access EVERY time I open it? I see no option to disable an update check in the preferences... Can anybody comment that knows why it accesses the Internet on startup?

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

@44 you can make a pdf of the documentation webpage. It is a single web page around 50 pages and printable. Also webboomrang (from the 17th) alows you to copy the documentation page to your pc and make it offline available without references to the wwww. The documentation has examples, but not all commands are explained. A list of built-in commands can be found by typing fn_list(1). The UI is easier than other freeware products, with workspace, history, editor and command window. Have not tried it on a large data set. Some examples regarding linear equations x= A\r gave other results on my pc than the example on the web page. Did not analyse where the error is.

Reply   |   Comment by guus  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

In this discussion of free alternatives to MATLAB, I haven't seen any mention of one of my favorite math programs - the Euler Math Toolbox.
It contains extensive tutorials and is ideal for students. It has its own programming script language, and can output advanced graphics to a POV-ray interface.

Website : http://euler.rene-grothmann.de


Developer's description :

With Euler Math Toolbox, you experience mathematical computations, numerical as well as symbolic, with ease and beauty.
The program will present results with nice graphics, which can be exported to files or to web pages, or can be pasted into presentations.
Not only can you do quick and reliable numerical computations using real or complex numbers, intervals, vectors or matrices; but with the powerful computer algebra system Maxima you also have symbolic algebra and infinite rational arithmetic at your fingertips. Both systems work together seamlessly, so that you need one syntax only.
The friendly interface and the available user assistance let you start quickly and successfully. The documentation, introduction notebooks, and examples give you a thorough understanding of the program, while you can look into the full reference at any time, just be pressing F1 for each command.
The program is free of royalties, and it is open source.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurence  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#45

@ John C., and anyone else having the problem he describes with opening .CHM files:

In Windows Vista and Windows 7 the most likely cause of the error you describe is that your operating system has "blocked" the file since it was created on a computer other than your own. This happens frequently with .chm files that have been downloaded or copied from CD, a thumb drive, etc.

To unblock the file, find and open the folder that holds the file and right-click the file's name. At the bottom of the resulting menu, select PROPERTIES, and again at the lower-right of the resulting pop-up properties window, click on UNBLOCK, and then apply and OK.

Once the file is unblocked, it should behave normally and allow you to navigate the tree structure shown on the left side of the Help viewer and actually ... well,...SHOW you stuff in the right-hand pane.

Best of luck,
- Steve

Reply   |   Comment by That Steve Guy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#44

Yes, the product is not for the average user. Apologize for this will be strange. Such products can't be used without reading the documentation. On our website there is a good documentation that can be considered as an introduction. You can find this page at
http://www.doronix.com/documentation.html
When you click Help->Product Documentation from the program menu it opens this web page.

Reply   |   Comment by Dmitry Lodyakov  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#43

@44, John C. - help file works on WinXP after unblocking (right click, properties, unblock - should be similar with Vista/7) it's just the way Widows security works...

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Tszap  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

No problems activating - D/l, extract file to folder, open folder, run setup and then activate, DONE! Easy Peasy, figuring out how to use it, not so much >;-> (haven't used much math since college so a steep learning curve is expected *g*)

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Tszap  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

@ fredward - Thanks for putting the work into creating the offline help file. I took your advice and downloaded yours (instead of doing the work myself)but it does not appear to be working - when I open it up, the "text" pane shows "Navigation to the webpage was canceled"
What you can try:
Retype the address.
So is it still trying to work "online" or am I doing something wrong? Thanks for the help (hee, hee).

John C. - Vista SP2

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#40

Fine to have it free.
Not worth the 60$.
Look at the full free solutions as mentioned in the above comments.
Useless and worthless if you have Mathematica or Mathlab.
Negative vote from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Naka  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#39

Answering the queries, "How do you use Doronix Math Toolbox?" and "How do you know what Doronix Math Toolbox does if you didn't install it?", it's simple. Follow the links to the product which GOTD provides near the top of every giveaway, and read the documentation. I mentioned J because it's a mathematical programming language, sort of a successor to APL. It's what I call a data-driven language. Most languages use procedures, in APL and J, you can't tell what operators do unless you know what the type and structure of their data is. Some languages are considered compact or terse. They're verbose compared to APL and J. Most people who learned another language first will never be very good at APL or J. They're also what I call writer's languages. They're so dense, that's it's easier for the writer than the reader of the language. In the corporate world, most programs are read far more than they're written, and usually by someone other than the original author. That's why I generally prefer verbose, high-reliability languages like Eiffel. But it's tough to beat a language like J when you need to write math code, quickly (but it's also a general-purpose programming language). There's lots of material on the J website. To get a flavor for how powerful J is, you can take a look at the original J Phrases. Of course, you won't understand them until you learn J, and you should note that, like APL, J executes right-to-left. You'll note that just a few J operators (J uses other terminology) can accomplish what would require procedures and tons of code in other languages. You can see simple examples on the J Showcase Studio page. You can see general programming solutions on the J Library Scripts page.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#38

Great little software, THANK YOU!

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#37

installs & registers simply, 15 MB
the majority of that 15 deals with the Qt framework

no Help!
not even the a most basic cheat sheet listing available functions

UI is fine & resizeable
(though i don't care for the default font)

that said ...

Calcute, a free scientific tape calculator for Windows
http://calcute.com/
(less featured, does not do graphing, but otherwise...)

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#36

Thanks to GOTD and developers for all you do and offer. I have gotten so many great pieces of software I still use often.
I tried to download today's, even though I'm frazzled when it comes to math and numerical anything, lol, I thought it would be useful for one of my high school or college age kids. But I tried all the latest suggestions of how to do download and install it, did so, and couldn't get a registration box to pop up. So I uninstalled, then reinstalled following directions to a T. Same result: No request for email or anything, just some box asking for a code I can't find. So I had to uninstall this one again after about a half hour or so of my blood pressure rising, lol. Sorry, but I'm sure those who can get it to work and have use for it will be happy.
Perhaps I'll try one of those suggested free programs that don't require registration, lol.
Thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Joan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#35

Not that this is completely relevant since the giveaway is free, but on their purchase site, it is NOT secured!!! The purchase page wants you to put your credit card number in on an UNSECURED page. I did not do this - while it's possible it will lead to a secured page, any information you transmit from an unsecured page is just that UNSECURED.

Reply   |   Comment by Tommy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#34

I'll try later on to see how it handles matrix.

Quick test:

x = 11345635765
y = 54790816111

With python, x * y = 621636642862499809915
With this software, x * y = 6.216e+20

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#33

Thank you Dmitry! That worked. Never have received an email from them.

Reply   |   Comment by William Gorman  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#32

@19...there are lots of reasons why people vote here besides what you think or say!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#31

@ #10 Peter B: Hey, it's a tough crowd in here, sprinkled with a good dosing of jerks. I just wanted to thank you for being the first person to post who actually tried this software. You are right, if there isn't any way to import, how does one do the problems? A poster recommended the asterisk for multiply, but until you try it, there is no way to know if that will work. How about sine & cosine? How is infinity entered? What differentiates a function from a variable? Not that I'm a math whiz. Like you, I'm thinking off the top of my considerably (not like you) tiny brain.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#30

Thanks to Doronix + GOTD.

For those who have trouble activating, this is how I managed.
You install the software into the folder of your choice.

You copy the Activate.exe and Activate.gcd files into the same folder where you installed the Doronix software.

Then you run the Activate.exe

Your Doronix software will then no longer have the word "Unregistered" in the title bar.

The license ID will then appear in dialogue box, when you click on "Help" > "About".

I presume Mathcad is better but that is costly, whereas this Doronix Math Toolbox is given free through GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#29

Can't get the item to activate and it is now after 10 A.M. EDT. When it becomes so difficult to get the product to work, people will stop using it and the site where it is issued. Math programs are particularly difficult in this regard including Mathmaticia.

Reply   |   Comment by William Gorman  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#28

And BTW the form is still working, you can get license there
http://www.doronix.com/gaod

Reply   |   Comment by Dmitry Lodyakov  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#27

Go ahead and thumb me down for not rating the software itself, but why are these commenters making fools of themselves by proudly proclaiming their ignorance of this product and of mathematics in general? If you have no use for a product or know nothing about it, don't comment on it. I know this is the Facebook age where everyone thinks their opinion is special, but learn when to hold your tongue.

And pick up a non-fiction book once in a while. It won't kill you.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#26

I'm happy to see GoTD offer this type of product, especially since it brings lots of comments about other free alternatives (thanks to all who posted them). Maybe most people don't need anything more than the basic math functions built into Excel, but if you do, then these specialized math packages are useful, and each has its own unique applications and advantages.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#25

I'll stick with my slide rule, graph paper and abacus.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#24

Where is the license located. There are 4 files: 1- Activate.exe This file will open your browser @ GOTD and advise you that the application has been activated.3,158 KB// 2:Activate.gcd 1,171 KB Cannot open this file.What is it for ?// 3:Readme.txt 1KB This file does not provide any help regarding how to obtain the Registration information.// 4: Setup.exe 4,829KB This file loads and configures the application. Note:There were no errors during the installation. I hope this information helps in determining how GOATD or the software developement team solve the registration problem.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Slomem  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Dear Slomem,

thank you for your in-depth report. We only would like to comment on Activate.gcd file, included in the download package. For you and all our visitors.

Starting today it will be enclosed with every archive. It is necessary for correct activation or installation (depending on what part is protected) of the giveaway offer. We highly recommend to extract files to a separate folder before installation and registration.

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Thank you,
GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#23

Peter, in math "x" would be a variable or value, if you want to multiply you use an asterisk *

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

The licence give away is NOT a full one!
Use menue help/about and click -> Check license online
you get: GAOD trial license. Valid until 01 November 2012

Hopefully that GAOTD ist NOT developing to a testingplatform for spreading testing software.

Reply   |   Comment by G.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Hello G,

thank you for the comment. We have contacted the Developer in this regard. This message was returned by mistake. Doronix Software has fixed the issue.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Take care,
GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#21

Re 14

So now I have two copies that I cannot activate. Which inconvenience are you apologising for?

Reply   |   Comment by Fortiter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Hello Fortiter,

could you please provide more details on the problem with the latest activation procedure?

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Sincerely,
GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#20

#2 Leo. If you had bothered to download today's offering, you would see that it contains 4 files which includes the Gaotd wrapper, setup info and an activation program. That's why it is bigger. The actual setup is 4.8mb inside the Zip file!!!

Reply   |   Comment by ebax  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#19

This is to Barry, the first user to comment a post here. Barry, this is NOT why we have voting and don't take this the wrong way but this is the problem we are having with people voting thumbs down for the WRONG reasons.

If you have no use, or don't understand what the program for a certain giveaway is used for, DON'T VOTE. Instead you could leave a comment and state such but its better to just come back tomorrow. Voting is used for how well a program does at the task its trying to achieve. If a word processor is a giveaway and you found it to be very simple, almost like notepad, with say just a spell checker added in. Well then, this would account for a lackluster wordprocessor compared to others which you DO have experience with. Then vote thumbs down and make a comment on why. Now say if the same type of program you found to have a lot of features you could use and the program works great for you or is above average when compared to other wordprocessors, then give it a thumbs up and leave a comment if you choose to do so.

If people would just follow those simple rules, if you don't have a use for the program, or don't know what its used for, please don't vote. This is not a voting system on if you can use the program or not, its a voting system on how well this program is compared to others in the same field.

Reply   |   Comment by OneNut  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#18

Hello to everyone.

Due to major problems with on-line registration, the Developer has changed activation procedure. Now it is simple and (what's more important) off-line.

Please feel free to re-download the installation materials from us.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Thank you and best regards,
GOTD project team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#17

I expect a lot of inapt comments today because most visitors are not into maths and don't care to either. They just don't understand, nag about the use of it, state all kind of rubbish.

Wether there are or are not alternatives doesn't tell me anything about this product. Of course if you are interested you will be in the alternatives too. But first of all you should know something about todays giveaway.

I think this is a very nice giveaway, though the way to handle it, is a steep learning curve. There is an online-help available, but you will be plunged right into deep water. You really have to know some in advance. It is almost like learning a new programming language and that is not for every visitor, neither is math.

This, to me, really is a niche product, but one to be liked by those dwelling in that very niche.

Reply   |   Comment by Corkie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#16

You multiply using "x" ??!

try "*" instead.

Its a mathematical package, for people with a need of a simple mathematical package.

Octave is not easy to use, the gui is not included (need to search, outdated, etcetc). Scilab is becoming a monster (large download, many packages, complex IDE). Matlab is a monster, and is very expensive.

Here you have a tiny package doing math with a nice IDE. for Free.

I'm going to test it, just for the sake of curiosity.

Reply   |   Comment by Denis B  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

As others noted, this is a MATLAB *like* software. MATLAB costs money and for students in a pinch, there are many alternatives. The standard free alternative is Octave which tries to maintain compatibility to MATLAB as closely as possible. Octave by itself does not provide a GUI like MATLAB/Doronix do, but there are free GUI tools for Octave. Out of the box, for a novice, Doronix feels more polished.

If you just want some basic calculations and plotting (and a bit more control and sophistication than Excel), this tool is not too bad. But for anything more complex, R is really the best free alternative. It is not compatible with MATLAB (since it based on S instead), but like MATLAB, you can get several thousand modules. So you can get just about any algorithm installed in a jiffy. And that's the challenge for this developer. Their community is rather small compared to MATLAB and R. For tools like this, it is all about the community.

R has a decent GUI, out of the box. It also has plenty of polished free, open source, third-party GUIs as well. I use RStudio myself.
http://www.rstudio.org/

A typical question for novices is - Why do people need software like this than say, your favorite scripting language? Well, all the software listed above vectorize everything. Even a value like 2 is really a list/vector with 1 element i.e. [2]. This makes processing multi-dimentional data much easier since matrix operation is the default (hence the name MATLAB).
So, [1,2,3] * 2 gives [2,4,6]. Note that there is no looping.

In a standard scalar language (Python *without* numpy, in this sample), you would write
ans = []
for x in [1,2,3] : ans.append(x * 2)

There are also many other niceties like this that makes it a pleasure to do math with.

Python has numpy module which provides some support for matrices like this, but having this built right into the language is more elegant in this problem domain. SAGE mentioned above is built upon Python + numpy + scipy + optimized linear algebra modules. The trouble with SAGE is that the only way you can directly run it on Windows, is through a virtual machine (or access it through a web browser with a server install on Linux)… and its HUGE install.

All in all, I would only recommend it to a casual user who needs a small software with MATLAB compatibility and a polished UI for simple stuff. If you look around a bit more, the free tools are far superior and no small company can be expected to outdo them through a commercial software really (due to network effects). The price of the software (non-giveaway) is not that competitive with a student license of MATLAB.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#14

3 awesome free Math programs:
http://math-blog.com/2007/06/02/3-awesome-free-math-programs/

Reply   |   Comment by Kody  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#13

As others have said, there are several first class open source programs available which are far more sophisticated. However for Peter B to compare it with a cheap calculator is not correct. He may not know how to use this sort of program and almost certainly doesn't have the need. If all you want to do is find cos(60 deg) for example just type it into Google chrome. Most basic functions are available in Google including many conversions.

All in all probably a bit too sophisticated for the average GAOTD and not sophisticated enough for scientists, engineers and technical students.
Try SciLab - you will know if you need it!

Reply   |   Comment by Simon Morgan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#12

Tough sell because almost everyone who needs this already has MatLab, Mathematica, Maple or their free and competent alternatives.

Basically, if you don't already have something which does this, you don't need it and (from its limited description) it's pretty clear that what you have is probably more powerful/no more difficult to use than this.

Save yourself some time and pass on this one is what I say; it isn't for the casual user. If you just *have* to try something in this category, give Sage a go. It's open-source, very well documented, fast and should meet your needs. In fact, once I tried it, I gave my longtime fav, Matlab, the death penalty.

http://www.sagemath.org/

Reply   |   Comment by Cruncher  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#11

Hello World !

Win XP SP 3 .

Installs Ok, Reg only needs email addy , and a name to get key code.
Key code wont paste and has to be manually typed in.

I have no idea how to use it, but thought would give it a try and from help takes you to their online documentation page .

I dont know about you , but my key board does not have any scientific functions on it , my calculator does ! This prog does not and the help file does not tell you either. So how do you enter anything?

Bit of trial and error such as 2 + 3 press equals comes up with 5. But when you want to multiply , x does not work, what do you do?

How the hell you get to functions like ,cosines defeats me. The pye chart and bar graph example look pretty ,..... pretty impossible to arrive at, and I would not trust it either , you only have to input one digit wrong and the result would be flawed.

I am sure there must be someone out their sad enough to think this is useful and the best thing since slice bread , however for me a pound shop calculator does it quicker and more easy.


This is another example of a programer / developer presuming everyone else knows how to operate it . Really they need to do another program training download or online videos with instructions on how and what the prog can do!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-38)
#10

One has to wonder just how many users in this test environment will bother to download and try the software. Unfortunately, I'm one of those for whom such software holds no interest. Is it worth the price of $60.00? I have no idea, but I'm guessing there are many freeware products out there that do the same thing. Isn't there always? ;)

I'm an English and History major, but I happen to be lousy at Math, so I though perhaps that this software could help me, however, I only had to see the screen shots to realize that yes there were equations, but duhhhhhhhh. LOL

Does it come with training wheels?

I'm sure it will be of tremendous use to those who need such software, so thank you anyway Doronix and GotD for the offer. :)
~ Swan

Reply   |   Comment by Swan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-43)
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