# FormulaDesk Math Alternatives

FormulaDesk Math is described as 'Excel add-in that brings real symbolic math to Excel. View formulas as equations, plot formulas…instantly. All the tools that engineers and students need every day, now inside Excel' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FormulaDesk Math for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Microsoft Office Excel and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Mathematica. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try SciPy & Numpy or Maxima. Other great apps like FormulaDesk Math are fxSolver (Free), wxMaxima (Free, Open Source), ASAP Utilities (Paid) and Xcos (Free, Open Source).

- Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.
- Paid • Proprietary
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux
- Online

- 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.
- 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.
- Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.
- 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.
- ASAP Utilities is a powerful Excel add-in that fills the gaps in Excel. Since 1999 it has grown to become probably one of the world's most popular add-ins for MS Excel.
- Xcos is a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated.
- Maple is a general-purpose commercial computer algebra system. Users can enter mathematics in traditional mathematical notation. Custom user interfaces can also be created.
- 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.
- 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.
- Free • Proprietary
- Windows
- Linux
- Online
- Windows Mobile