# SymPy Alternatives

SymPy is described as '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' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SymPy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is R (programming language), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SymPy are MATLAB (Paid), Mathematica (Paid), SageMath (Free, Open Source) and SciPy & Numpy (Free, Open Source).

- R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
- Free • Open Source
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux
- BSD

- 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.
- Paid • Proprietary
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux
- Online
- Android
- iPhone
- iPad

- 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.
- SciPy (pronounced "Sigh Pie") is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering. It is also the name of a very popular conference on scientific programming with Python.
- 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.
- Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.
- 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.