Math software

timmy1729

macrumors newbie
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Apr 27, 2009
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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.?
 

RonD69

macrumors member
Sep 14, 2008
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I use Mathematica.


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.?
 

Boomhowler

macrumors 6502
Feb 23, 2008
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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.
 

blesscheese

macrumors 6502a
Apr 3, 2010
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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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