# GiNaC Alternatives

GiNaC is described as 'C++ library. It is designed to allow the creation of integrated systems that embed symbolic manipulations together with more established areas of computer science (like computation- intense numeric applications, graphical interfaces, etc.) under one roof'. There are more than 10 alternatives to GiNaC for Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is GNU Octave, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GiNaC are Mathematica (Paid), SageMath (Free, Open Source), Maxima (Free, Open Source) and wxMaxima (Free, Open Source).

- 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.
- 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

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.