GAP Alternatives

    GAP is described as 'system for computational discrete algebra, with particular emphasis on Computational Group Theory'. There are more than 10 alternatives to GAP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, the Web and Android. The best alternative is GNU Octave, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GAP are MATLAB (Paid), Mathematica (Paid), Sage (Free, Open Source) and Maxima (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 6, 2018

    • Octave is a computer program for performing numerical computations which is mostly compatible with MATLAB. It is part of the GNU Project.
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    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
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    • Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential...
      • Free • Open Source
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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.
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    • Xcos is a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated.
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    • Maple is a general-purpose commercial computer algebra system. Users can enter mathematics in traditional mathematical notation. Custom user interfaces can also be created.
    • OpenAxiom, fork of Axiom , is an open source platform for symbolic, algebraic, and numerical computations.
      • Free • Open Source
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    • Cadabra is a computer algebra system (CAS) designed specifically for the solution of problems encountered in field theory.
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