Monday, June 9, 2008

Computer Algebra Bleg

Anyone reading have any experience with symbolic algebra packages on Ubuntu? I'm not seeing much posted out there -- a bunch of launchpad entries and one recommendation of maxima and wxmaxima.

I want something that makes it dirt-easy to type in equations and get symbolic answers: I type in something like this

x**2 - 2*s*x + s**2 = 0

and I get back

x = s

I do want, however, to be able to do systems of equations.

[Bumped, to get some other posts in the correct order. Besides, this didn't get any replies anyway. :-) ]

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