148 Like MATLAB Good alternative? YES NO 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
105 Like Sage Good alternative? YES NO 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
128 Like GNU Octave Good alternative? YES NO 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
109 Like Mathematica Good alternative? YES NO Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing. Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud
60 Like SciPy & Numpy Good alternative? YES NO SciPy (pronounced "Sigh Pie") is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering. It is also the name of a very popular conference on scientific programming with Python. The SciPy library depends on NumPy... Open Source Mac Windows Linux
31 Like Julia Good alternative? YES NO 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
50 Like Maxima Good alternative? YES NO 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
38 Like wxMaxima Good alternative? YES NO 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
36 Like Maple Good alternative? YES NO 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
34 Like Microsoft Mathematics Alternative? YES NO 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.
17 Like SymPy Good alternative? YES NO 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
17 Like Mathcad Good alternative? YES NO Mathcad is engineering calculation software that drives innovation and offers significant process productivity advantages for product development and engineering design projects. Commercial Windows
7 Like Mirai Math Good alternative? YES NO 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
5 Like Xcos Good alternative? YES NO 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
5 Like OpenAxiom Good alternative? YES NO 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
14 Like GraphCalc Good alternative? YES NO 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.
7 Like Ascend Good alternative? YES NO 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
5 Like SymbolicC++ Good alternative? YES NO 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
14 Like SMath Studio Good alternative? YES NO SMath Studio - is a math program with 'paper'-like interface and numerous computing features. It has an ability to work with systems, matrices, vectors, complex numbers, infinities and fractions. SMath Studio supports 18-th... Free Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile
4 Like Giac/Xcas Good alternative? YES NO 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
4 Like Cadabra Good alternative? YES NO 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
4 Like Singular Good alternative? YES NO 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
4 Like FriCAS Good alternative? YES NO 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
2 Like Mathics Good alternative? YES NO Mathics is a general purpose computer algebra system (CAS) and designed to be a free, light-weight alternative to Mathematica. It's programmable using a Mathematica like language and uses a web interface for user interaction. Open Source Mac Windows Linux
1 Like Derive Good alternative? YES NO Derive 6.1: Powerful system for doing symbolic and numeric mathematics. This application is no longer available or supported. Commercial Windows Discontinued Derive was discontinued on June 29, 2007. The last and final version is Derive 6.1 for MS-Windows.
2 Like Doronix Math Toolbox Good alternative? YES NO 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... Commercial Mac Windows Linux
2 Like MathJournal Good alternative? YES NO MathJournal is an interactive program for the Tablet PC that provides a natural and intuitive environment for solving mathematical and engineering problems. MathJournal recognizes handwritten mathematical expressions, and then... Commercial Windows
3 Like WabbitEmu Good alternative? YES NO Wabbitemu, the best Z80 TI emulator available. For regular users all that is required is the exe file (either 32 or 64 bits depending on your OS). Open Source Mac Windows Android
3 Like CompPad Good alternative? YES NO CompPad is an OpenOffice extension to provide live mathematical and engineering calculations within a Writer document, allowing calculations to be documented using all of the resources of OpenOffice. It will have functionality similar... Free Mac Windows Linux Apache OpenOffice Discontinued Not currently maintained as January 2014
1 Like Miramath Good alternative? YES NO Miramath is an open source project inspired by the MathCad mathematical application. The main user interface consists of a page into which mathematical expressions can be entered or edited and then evaluated. Open Source Mac Windows Linux