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Derive is described as '6.1: Powerful system for doing symbolic and numeric mathematics. This application is no longer available or supported' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Derive for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is GNU Octave, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Derive are GeoGebra, MATLAB, Mathematica and Scilab.

Derive alternatives are mainly Calculators but may also be Statistical Analyzers or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Derive.
This page was last updated Jan 25, 2022
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Derive 6.1: Powerful system for doing symbolic and numeric mathematics. This application is no longer available or supported.

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  1. GNU Octave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Android

    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.

  2. GeoGebra

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for learning and teaching. It has received several educational software awards in Europe and the USA.



  3. MATLAB

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

  4. Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.

  5. Scilab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.



  6. SageMath

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    SageMath is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It builds on top of many existing open-source packages: NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT, R and many more.

  7. SciPy & Numpy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python

    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.

  8. Maxima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  9. Orange is an open-source, cross-platform data mining and machine learning suite. It features visual programming as intuitive means of combining data analysis and interactive visualization methods into powerful workflows.

  10. wxMaxima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Whilst wxMaxima is not as powerful nor as thorough as some of the other systems, it is very simple to use, and is perhaps the most similar in syntax to the derive library.

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