Math software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by timmy1729, May 18, 2017.

  1. timmy1729 macrumors newbie

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    I'm a mathematics major. I've also just bought a used mac and I love it! It's my first Mac in 15 years. Anyway...
    Are there any apps that focus on higher level mathematics such as number theory, abstract Algebra, real and complex analysis, etc.?
     
  2. RonD69 macrumors member

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    I use Mathematica.


     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

    telecomm

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    Check out SageMath too (and the online cloud version).

    It's also worth looking at LaTeX (for producing documents using applications like TeXShop) if you aren't already familiar with that.
     
  4. tubular macrumors regular

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  5. Boomhowler macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest looking into R, Numpy (a part of python) and MatLab. All those are very useful to have a good grasp of when you are working in mathematics, both in academia or in the industry.
     
  6. 960design macrumors 68000

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    I use MathJax to make pretty web based maths.
    https://www.mathjax.org/
     
  7. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with all the above, esp. SageMath (no need to get bogged down with proprietary stuff), LaTeX, & MathJax.

    Might I also suggest you investigate Lisp and/or Scheme as part of your computer science education? They are very mathematically oriented programming languages and will probably align more with your way of thinking and problem solving. Suggested apps are Clozure CL and Dr. Racket although others may have other suggestions.
     

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