Alternatives to Mathematica for all platforms with any license

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  • Sage icon

    Sage

    Sage is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It combines the power of many existing open-source packages into a common Python-based interface. Mission: Creating a viable free open source...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

    • Sage needs programming language skills, it doesn't support well symbolic math.
      Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Sage supports symbolic maths through Maxima
      vfricoDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    MATLAB

    MATLAB is a numerical computing environment and programming language. Maintained by The MathWorks, MATLAB allows easy matrix manipulation, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    • Mathematica is mainly a CAS (symbolic maths), but MATLAB is more for numeric analysis
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    GNU Octave

    Octave is a computer program for performing numerical computations which is mostly compatible with MATLAB. It is part of the GNU Project. It is free software under the terms of the GNU General...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Octave needs programming language skills, it doesn't support well symbolic math.
      Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    R (programming language)

    R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Maxima

    Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • It does support Symbolic math, but Matlab or Octave not
      vfricoDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Julia icon

    Julia

    Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Maple icon

    Maple

    Maple is a general-purpose commercial computer algebra system. Users can enter mathematics in traditional mathematical notation. Custom user interfaces can also be created. There is support for numeric computations, to arbitrary...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • fxSolver icon

    fxSolver

    Online math solver, equation editor and database, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Scilab icon

    Scilab

    Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications. Scilab is an open source software and includes hundreds of mathematical...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    wxMaxima

    wxMaxima is a document based interface for the computer algebra system Maxima. wxMaxima uses wxWidgets and runs natively on Windows, X11 and Mac OS X. wxMaxima provides menus and dialogs for many common maxima commands...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Spyder

    Spyder (previously known as Pydee) is a free open-source Python development environment providing MATLAB-like features in a simple and light-weighted software, available for Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X. Spyder is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Microsoft Mathematics icon

    Microsoft Mathematics

    Microsoft Mathematics is a desktop graphing calculator that can help you visualize and see mathematical concepts as you’ve never seen them before. Microsoft Mathematics includes ink handwriting support to recognize hand-written...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.0, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    SymPy

    SymPy is a Python library for symbolic computation. The stated goals of the library are to become a full-featured computer algebra system and to keep a simple code base to promote extensibility and comprehensibility. SymPy is written...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    python(x,y)

    Python(x,y) is a free scientific and engineering development software for numerical computations, data analysis and data visualization based on Python programming language, Qt graphical user interfaces and...

    Open Source Windows

  • Mathcad icon

    Mathcad

    Mathcad is engineering calculation software that drives innovation and offers significant process productivity advantages for product development and engineering design projects.

    Commercial Windows

  • GraphCalc icon

    GraphCalc

    GraphCalc is an all-in-one solution to everything from everyday arithmetic to statistical analysis, from betas to Booleans, from cubes to calculus, from decimals to derivatives. GraphCalc combines all the features of a professional...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project was abandoned. Last version, 4.0.1, released on November 24, 2003, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Freemat

    FreeMat is an environment for rapid engineering and scientific processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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    GAP

    GAP is a system for computational discrete algebra, with particular emphasis on Computational Group Theory. GAP provides a programming language, a library of thousands of functions implementing algebraic algorithms written in the GAP...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Addi

    Java based and open sourced version of matlab and octave Getting more and more compatible over time.

    Open Source Android

  • Mirai Math icon

    Mirai Math

    Graphical frontend for GNU Octave. Edit formulas in native mathematical notation. Available / tested for Linux x586 / x86_64, WinXP, Vista, and MacOS.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Axiom icon

    Axiom

    Axiom is a general purpose Computer Algebra system. It is useful for research and development of mathematical algorithms. It defines a strongly typed, mathematically correct type hierarchy. It has a programming language and a built-in...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    Euler Math Toolbox

    With Euler Math Toolbox, you experience mathematical computations, numerical as well as symbolic, with ease and beauty. The program will display results with nice graphics, which can be exported to files or to web pages, or can be...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Ascend

    ASCEND is a free open-source software program for solving small to very large mathematical models. ASCEND can solve systems of non-linear equations, linear and nonlinear optimisation problems, and dynamic systems expressed in the form...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    ANKHOR FlowSheet

    ANKHOR is a revolutionary platform for in-memory processing of data from diverse sources and in variable data formats. he heart of this platform is the FlowSheet data workbench for modeling applications, reports and data services...

    Free Personal Windows

  • SymbolicC++

    SymbolicC++ uses C++ and object-oriented programming to develop a computer algebra system. Object-oriented programming is an approach to software design that is based on classes rather than procedures. This approach maximizes...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    DataCracker

    DataCracker is a new web-based survey analysis tool that makes it easy for anyone to find and share insights from their surveys. DataCracker was built on the idea of democratizing data analysis. The tool provides a solution for...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • Xcos icon

    Xcos

    Xcos is a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated. Features Palettes Browser All Xcos standard blocks grouped by categories (signal processing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Giac/Xcas

    Giac/Xcas is a free computer algebra system for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Unix (license GPL3, for commercial dual-license contact us).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    OpenAxiom

    OpenAxiom, fork of Axiom , is an open source platform for symbolic, algebraic, and numerical computations. It offers an interactive environment, an expressive programming language, a compiler, a large set of mathematical libraries...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Cadabra

    Cadabra is a computer algebra system (CAS) designed specifically for the solution of problems encountered in field theory. It has extensive functionality for tensor computer algebra, tensor polynomial simplification including...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Singular

    Singular is an open source computer algebra system for polynomial computations, with special emphasis on commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and singularity theory. Singular provides: highly efficient...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Reinteract

    Reinteract is a system for interactive experimentation with Python. Reinteract worksheets contain Python code combined with the results of that code, formatted as text or graphical plots. Youu can go back and edit previously entered...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • FriCAS

    FriCAS is an advanced computer algebra system. Its capabilities range from calculus (integration and differentiation) to abstract algebra. It can plot functions and has integrated help system.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    GiNaC

    GiNaC is a C++ library. It is designed to allow the creation of integrated systems that embed symbolic manipulations together with more established areas of computer science (like computation- intense numeric applications, graphical...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Datawrapper

    Create charts and maps in just four steps. This tool reduces the time you need to create visualizations from hours to minutes.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

Mathematica Comments

Closed source mathematics

Negative Comment by User7501334
about Mathematica Jan 2014

The main problem with mathematica is that it is not open-source. Ask the software for results and you'll get some, but don't ask how can you arrive to that result because that is inside the blackbox of their company property. This is contrary to the spirit of mathematics. Proof and explanation are required for claims to be accepted, it's not enough to say "computed using Mathematica".

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Good app but...

Comment by NightHeron
about Mathematica Nov 2012

The biggest problem with Mathematica, is that it's not an open source app. I don't mean it's a problem for the money that it needs to buy it, but if you want to watch the errors in one chaotic system you cannot see the source to understand (find) the function that it produces the errors. (Sorry for my bad english).

When i try to communicate with Wolfram to give me the source code for sth like that, they send me an e-mail which it was say "Its company property"

So i refuse to go on with mathetica..
Just a tool for amateurs, not for professionals.

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