Math Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GeneKam, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    Hey i also am looking for software that does all the calculations and graphing. Something like a graphing calculator. Sorry for dumb questions, but i have never used mac for general school work exept essays, most work that my mac has done was for art and photography.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried Grapher? It's in your Utilities folder.

    ...Granted, it's probably not quite what you're looking for, but it's worth a try.
     
  3. GeneKam thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow lol i already have what i was looking for, kinda. Is there software taht incorporates graphic calculator into it, so all in one app
     
  4. Slumbercub macrumors regular

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    Here is a good selection of Maths software and calculators.
     
  5. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    Try this...

    ... in Spotlight, look up "Grapher" in your Utilities folder.

    This is what the app looks like =)




    You can also do 3D view

    EDIT:Oops, didn't see that someone already answered it =P
     

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  6. ETID macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure whether this is helpful to your needs but I use Matlab (I'm an engineering student, not for fun!) by The Mathworks. Its also got a cheaper student version which I find fulfils all my needs.
     
  7. BdON003 macrumors newbie

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    I think MATLAB might be a little too much for what you are looking for. Check out Mathematica. It pretty much works like a graphing calculator, but can do a lot more.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    How about Graphing Calculator? You might also look into LiveMath Maker. As others have already said, Grapher is bundled with every Mac.
     
  9. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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  10. GeneKam thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm i some, they seem a bit to complicated in regard to function, especially Live Math, it has a terrible user interface, so far the best and the easiest things to use is Grapher that is build into mac, it satisfies the graphing needs, something similar to that, but a one stop software that does grapher plus a calculator. WEll if there is nothing like that i guess i have to keep switching. Most of the suggestions are great, but to me they are seem more advanced then i need and seem more for higher end users such as engineers. Thanks for all the help though guys, all of them seem great, but a bit to advanced for me :D
     
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You type in your function and make a menu selection; it graphs! What's so terrible about that? You're not even restricted to closed-form functions. Also, LiveMath Maker graphs in two, three, or four dimensions. That's right--you can watch the temporal evolution of time-dependent functions and save them as QuickTime movies if you like.
     

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