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27th February 2010, 06:47 AM
is there any free math software for fedora ?as mathlab or maple?

27th February 2010, 07:45 AM
There are a lot of math applications in the repositories, for example octave, which uses a language mostly compatible to Maple. Mathlab and Maple, as far as I know, are not freely available.

27th February 2010, 09:12 AM
Octave is a clone of Matlab, not Maple. If you want something that can do symbolic math, like Maple and Mathematica, then try Maxima. It's in the repos. Another one to try is Sage (http://sagemath.org/). It's basically a Mathematica/Maple replacement. It's not in the repos (the sage package in the repos is for something else), so you have to download it from its homepage. For statistics, you could try R, which is also in the repos.

27th February 2010, 09:19 AM
Sorry, I meant to write Mathlab but somehow screwed it up and wrote Maple.

This site provides an extensive list of math software on Linux:


27th February 2010, 01:14 PM
Try xmaxima/maxima-gui - it's lots of fun IMO.