Math Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zarkizon, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Zarkizon macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Are there any decent apps for writing out math problems?

    Currently I am using a whiteboard app that just lets me draw on a hypothetical whiteboard, which is alright I suppose, but I really would like to be able to just punch in numbers and symbols and I have yet to come across any such app.

    Thanks
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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  3. Twenty1TEN macrumors member

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    Why be a ****wit for?
     
  4. michaeljoyce217 macrumors newbie

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    Latex

    I am a math graduate student and almost all of us use LaTex. This is a low level programming language. I did a BA and have no computer programming experience but downloaded the program and some templates and worked it out backwards over a spring break. It's really not that hard.

    If that sounds like too much work or you're not a graduate student, MS Word has an Equation Editor that works. However, it's pretty slow and clunky and doesn't come out as pretty as LaTex.

    You can get an all-in-one free package for LaTex on a Mac at:

    http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/obtaining.html

    You will have to hunt around for a good program if you don't use a Mac but there are many.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Zarkizon thread starter macrumors member

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    Gee, thanks.
     
  6. Zarkizon thread starter macrumors member

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    LaTex is a bit too advanced for the kind of work that I am trying to accomplish, and the equation editor in MS Word looks almost just about what I am looking for and I will probably try it out, but it's still not exactly what I am trying to do.

    I am looking for something more along the lines of an app that has a special kind of text field that I could click on any space and enter a number or variable while keeping everything properly aligned. Maybe LaTex does this, and it appears to have some kind of functionality like that so I will look into it more.

    Though it is not something that will be detrimental to me if I can't find the right app, it would certainly be nice to have.
     
  7. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Equation Calculator ($3.99 on the Mac App Store) is pretty good. It allows for writing out equations and solving complex functions and variables. Fairly simple to use too.
     

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