Alternatives to Mathematica for Windows with Open Source 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...

    • Sage supports symbolic maths through Maxima vfricoDec 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sage needs programming language skills, it doesn't support well symbolic math. Guest • Jul 2015 • 2 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • R (programming language)

    R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at...

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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 • 3 agrees and 4 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 • 3 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 Disagree   Agree
    • It does support Symbolic math, but Matlab or Octave not vfricoDec 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • SymPy

    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...

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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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  • python(x,y)

    Python(x,y) is a free scientific and engineering development software for numerical computations, data analysis and data visualization based on Python programming...

    • Discontinued Not maintained

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  • Xcos

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

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  • Freemat

    FreeMat is an environment for rapid engineering and scientific processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks and IDL from Research...

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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  • Mathics

    Mathics is a general purpose computer algebra system (CAS) and designed to be a free, light-weight alternative to Mathematica. It's programmable using a Mathematica...

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  • Mirai Math

    Graphical frontend for GNU Octave. Edit formulas in native mathematical notation. Available / tested for Linux x586 / x86_64, WinXP, Vista, and MacOS.

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