Calculators for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Davidkoh, May 2, 2010.

  1. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    Hey!

    I am a bit sceptical about the iPad since it doesn't run any of the math apps (Matlab, R and such). If I would get a tablet I need it to work for schoolwork. Do anyone know about a calculator app for the iPad that can take the inverse of a matrix and such? And support matrix calculations?
     
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    If you really need to use Matlab and R, just save yourself the trouble and don't even bother with the iPad.
     
  3. Davidkoh thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I do study, so I need atleast to be able to have the standard matrix calculations. Matlab or R would be a big bonus since I wouldn't have to bring my MBP for the computer laborations (but these apps won't be ported for ages I guess).
     
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    I had no idea, I purchased that app for my iPhone directly! Thanks, this will feed my basic needs. I might not be able to do my computer laborations in it when simulating and such, but atleast it can help me with the matrix calculations. :)
     
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    Matrix calculations? :eek: I hated Linear Algebra in college, but I did pass it the first time. :D

    Do they have Calculus math labs in your school, and if so, what software program do they use? We used Mathematica in our lab.

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  9. Davidkoh thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, for the Linear Algebra we only had one or 2 computer laborations. But I am done with all of my pure math courses. Right now I am taking a lot of mathematical statistics, right now Econometrics (basically just LOADS of matrix calculations since we are doing multiple linear regressions and such) and another course in simulating. So right now I am using R for one course and Matlab for another, we used Mathematica for our calculus classes though.

    The computers in school are slow as hell, so right now I have to drag my MBP to school whenever I think i'll need to do any calculations in a program, I'd love to be able to do it on an iPad though ;). Wolfram Alpha will be great for lighter work like getting the inverse of some matrixes.
     
  10. vw195 macrumors 6502

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    Heh sorry there was an i48 that I tried to link as well.
     
  11. Davidkoh thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no problems, thanks for the tip :).
     
  12. dstar macrumors regular

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    Space time might be the tool you are looking for. Check out www.spacetime.us
     
  13. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    I am a big fan of Pcalc, Worth the 10 bucks and it gets lots of use on my desk. It is like having a high end HP RPN printing desk calc. They have not been available for sale for decades. Back when HP made great calculators.
     
  14. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I have 3 calculators. I have an hp 48sx sitting in a drawer somewhere at home.
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    I have an hp 10s rolling around in my stuff bag for when I have exams that don't allow my iPod Touch. Yes, I noticed it has the dreaded = key.
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    But my favorite is Pcalc which I have loaded on my iPod Touch, iPad and Macbook.
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    BTW, you do realize there is a free version of Pcalc, right? Look it up in the app store and give it a try. I used it for a while before choosing to purchase Pcalc.
     
  15. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    ^^^^^
    Another vote for PCalc. It does RPN as well, and so it feels like my old HP 48SX.
     
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  20. James twinli macrumors newbie

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    Mathematica, is similar as matlab. I'm also using this app in my iPad 2.
     

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