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Maxima is described as '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' and is a popular app in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Maxima for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is MATLAB. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Julia or SageMath. Other great apps like Maxima are Mathematica, fxSolver, wxMaxima and Maple.

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Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration,...

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    MATLAB

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    • Online
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    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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    This alternative is disputed. MATLAB is still a legitimate alternative to Maxima, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Matlab is not a computer algebra system. If you want an alternative to Maxima, at least that alternative has to be a computer algebra system (CAS).

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    Matlab is not a symbolic computation system, just a numerical computation system

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

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    Julia

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

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

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    Julia is a programming language oriented to numerical computation, but maxima is a program oriented to symbolic computation, what is a very different thing

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    SageMath

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • 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.

    Dynamically visualize effects of of parameters on calculations with Interact
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    You can use Maxima inside of Maxima, together to many other libraries for symbolic computation

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  5. Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

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    wxMaxima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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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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    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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    SymPy

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    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 to promote extensibility and comprehensibility.

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    PTC Mathcad

    • Windows

    Mathcad is engineering calculation software that drives innovation and offers significant process productivity advantages for product development and engineering design projects.

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