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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Oh okay, I thought you had that version already.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I downloaded it but did not install until now.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It takes up a lot more space than I thought it would, over 100 MB I think, even though the set-up is just over 30 MB.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you have the memory for that?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, just about.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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We are talking about memory here not HD space?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Oh, sorry. 2 GB RAM, I think that is enough for Maxima.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That should be plenty.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

My system is often slow though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Most of that is software related.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

So, what do I do with Maxima?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

It does calculus, high precision calculations, solves equations, solves ordinary DE's, does summation...

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Looks like I have an offline substitute for W|A, that is good...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I suggest go through the help manuals you will see that it has a huge capability.

taylor(sin(x),x,0,10)

Try that.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Wow, that is pretty good. I tried it for terms up to x^99 and it was a lot faster than I expected.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, you can do taylor series and a whole lot more. Or:

partfrac((x+1)/((x-1)*(x-2)),x);

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I did not know it could do that...

Also, it doesn't give a strange answer for laplace(tan(t), t, s);, whereas W|A did.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Have you tried 500!; yet? Try that with pencil and paper.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Wow, that was fast... how do I get it to display more digits?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Didn't you get the exact answer? What did you get for 50!;

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

For 500!; it said

122013682599111006870123878542[1075 digits]000000000000000000000000000000

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Must have some setting somewhere to display the full answer but I can not find it.

See you in a bit.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That was grueling!

It has a nice interface.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What was grueling? Getting all the digits of 500!?