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#1 2013-04-19 11:50:04

Agnishom
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Advocacy F1

I am sorry if this thread should belong to some other section.

I need a way to convince someone that maxima, sage, mathematica, and geogebra are better than Microsoft Mathematics


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

#2 2013-04-19 11:52:14

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Re: Advocacy F1

Anything is better than a Micro$oft product.

I believe that program only does algebra. M and Sage are much better and Geogebra is in a class by itself.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#3 2013-04-19 11:59:46

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M does what else?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

#4 2013-04-19 12:04:24

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The list of what M does would fill 100 posts.

Every distribution
Probability
Algebra
Integration
Summation
Difference Equations
DE's
PDE's
Series
Products
Markov Chains
Generating functions
Graph theory
Functional programming
Rule based programming
Procedural programming
3 and 2D plotting
Compiler
Supports C code
Unlimited precision artihmetic
DFT
FFT
Landau notation
Fast integer factoring
Many polynomial solvers
Sparse matrices
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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#5 2013-04-19 12:45:05

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Phew!


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

#6 2013-04-19 12:48:11

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And Geogebra surpasses it!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#7 2013-04-20 00:19:26

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But it is something completely different


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

#8 2013-04-20 00:26:45

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Yes it is. A CAS is like a poet while Geogebra is like an artist.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#9 2013-04-20 00:46:12

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Now, poetry is a form of art


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

#10 2013-04-20 00:50:43

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A CAS slings symbols around to do math. Geogebra moves and creates drawings to do math. That is what I meant


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#11 2013-04-20 00:58:15

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I was joking


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

#12 2013-04-20 01:00:08

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It was a good joke. It made sense and I did not catch it. Very good!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#13 2013-05-03 03:11:24

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So, I'm improving


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

#14 2013-05-03 04:08:58

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If you are saying something from the heart, you are.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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