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#1 2013-04-18 13:50:04

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.'
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#2 2013-04-18 13:52:14

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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 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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#3 2013-04-18 13:59:46

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Re: Advocacy F1

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#4 2013-04-18 14:04:24

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Re: Advocacy F1

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
.
.
.


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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#5 2013-04-18 14:45:05

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Re: Advocacy F1

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#6 2013-04-18 14:48:11

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Re: Advocacy F1

And Geogebra surpasses it!


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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#7 2013-04-19 02:19:26

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Re: Advocacy F1

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#8 2013-04-19 02:26:45

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Re: Advocacy F1

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 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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#9 2013-04-19 02:46:12

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Re: Advocacy F1

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#10 2013-04-19 02:50:43

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Re: Advocacy F1

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 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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#11 2013-04-19 02:58:15

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Re: Advocacy F1

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#12 2013-04-19 03:00:08

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Re: Advocacy F1

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 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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#13 2013-05-02 05:11:24

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Re: Advocacy F1

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#14 2013-05-02 06:08:58

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Re: Advocacy F1

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


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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