Looking for a Microsoft Mathematics equivalent for Mac OS X.

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  1. you-of-eh macrumors member

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    Microsoft Mathematics 4 is a sick little program. Very useful for anyone taking higher level math. Anyone know if there are any similar programs for Macs?
     

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  2. talkingfuture, Feb 2, 2011
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    I just discovered that last week, haven't been able to find a Mac equivalent yet. It seems so much more user friendly than the Grapher app that is built into OSX (which is rare for MS).

    Of course there is Wolfram Matematica but that isn't free

    http://www.wolfram.com/
     
  3. Gradlon macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I hope this isn't a too-old thread! But anyway i wanted reply 'cause i had the same problem witch constricted me to switch between windows and mac os for several months until some weeks ago.
    Microsoft Mathematics it's one of the Microsoft's best products, and it's free; very rare thing, as someone said before me! :D
    You should be able to install it also on mac os through Crossover; but I didn't because it needs .Net Framework 3.5 and I couldn't install it. So i resolved in this way:
    * Use the mac os-integrated utility Grapher to plot graphics
    * Use Calcline for calculations as expression or verifying equations' results
    * I use a version of Derive too, installed through crossover, for special exigencies (have the result of an equation, for example).
    The last two are not free, so you've to pay them. :(
    Anyway i thing it's a good solution. It depends also from what level of mathematic you use to study (for example, if you're in high school, or university, or what-so-ever...).
    Just a final note: any of these programs shows you the steps to resolve an equation! Actually just MS Mathematics does it!
    Hoping i said useful thing, bye :p

    *sorry for my english, i'm not motherlanguage!*
     

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