Alternatives to Mathematica for Linux with Free License

  • Sage

    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...

    • It can calculate many things symbolically and combines many other software packages. Guest • Apr 2020 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sage supports symbolic maths through Maxima vfricoDec 2016 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sage needs programming language skills, it doesn't support well symbolic math. Guest • Jul 2015 • 6 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • GNU Octave

    Octave is a computer program for performing numerical computations which is mostly compatible with MATLAB. It is part of the GNU...

    • Octave needs programming language skills, it doesn't support well symbolic math. Guest • Jul 2015 • 6 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Maxima

    Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary...

    • It's free. It is also smaller, so starts up fast. Runs on Android devices as well. Lot's of functionality, including symbolic and numerical operations. Symbolic operations are not as extensive as Mathematica, but adequate for many operations. Numeric operations are considerably slower than Mathematica, and numerically oriented apps such as R, Matlab or Octave. Guest • Aug 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I'm a theoretical physicist and I can do almost al the math I need with Mxima Guest • Jun 2018 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does support Symbolic math, but Matlab or Octave not vfricoDec 2016 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Jupyter

    Open source, interactive data science and scientific computing across over 40 programming languages.

    • It can run python inline and do markup work all in one system. Can be worked via network and connected to via browser (including through phone) and set up to run distributed computing systems easily. Additionally it's open source and server side runs on most major operating systems. Guest • Oct 2019 Disagree   Agree

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  • Scilab

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

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  • Julia

    Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing...

    • It's an easy, powerful, really fast language which feels like a mix of Python and Ruby but runs like C. It comes with many mathematical functions, has a good stack of libraries for graphs (including Matplotlib as PyPlot) and can be used with the Jupyter Notebook. Still not at version 1.0, but already a great tool! Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • Spyder

    Spyder (previously known as Pydee) is a free open-source Python development environment providing MATLAB-like features in a simple and light-weighted software, available...

    • It is a development environment for Python, not a symbolic math language/software. Guest • Oct 2019 Disagree   Agree

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  • wxMaxima

    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...

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