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Giac/Xcas is described as 'free computer algebra system for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Unix (license GPL3, for commercial dual-license contact us)' and is a Calculator in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Giac/Xcas for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Qalculate!, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Giac/Xcas are GeoGebra, Mathematica, MATLAB and GnuPlot.

Giac/Xcas alternatives are mainly Calculators but may also be Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Giac/Xcas.
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Giac/Xcas is a free computer algebra system for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Unix (license GPL3, for commercial dual-license...

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  1. Qalculate! is a multi-purpose cross-platform desktop calculator. It is simple to use but provides power and versatility normally reserved for complicated math packages, as well as useful tools for everyday needs (such as currency conversion and percent calculation).

    ⚫︎ Currency ConversionQalculate! lets you convert different currencies based on the latest exchange rates.
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  2. GeoGebra icon

    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.

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    New web-based look of offline version.


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

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  4. MATLAB icon

    MATLAB

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    • 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.

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    MATLAB is for numerical computation. Giac/Xcas is more like Mathematica.

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    GnuPlot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux

    Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility. It was originally intended as to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceGnuPlot either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  6. Windows Calculator icon

    Windows Calculator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A simple yet powerful calculator that includes standard, scientific, and programmer modes, as well as a unit converter. It's the perfect tool to add up a bill, convert measurements in a recipe or other project, or complete complex math, algebra, or geometry problems.

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    Matplotlib

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online
    • Python

    matplotlib is a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXMatplotlib supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    SMath Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSMath Studio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    a= matrix(20:2) b=matrix(20:3)
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    Maple

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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.

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    Maple 12 Interface
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    Xcos

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux

    Xcos is a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated.

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