Ascend Alternatives

    Ascend is described as '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 of differential/algebraic equations'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ascend for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is GNU Octave, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ascend are R (programming language) (Free, Open Source), MATLAB (Paid), Mathematica (Paid) and Scilab (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 20, 2021

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      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 Public License.
    1. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
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      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 interfacing with programs in other languages.
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    2. Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.
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      Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.
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      SageMath 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 alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab.
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    3. 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.
    4. 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 sets, lists, vectors, matrices, and tensors.
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      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, autocompletion, inline plots and simple animations.
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    5. 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 problems.

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      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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