Someday (maybe) we will also include online access to other systems such as: ## Open Source Systems- Maxima
- See: http://maxima.sourceforge.net
- Yacas
- See: http://yacas.sourceforge.net/yacas.html
- Reduce
- See: http://reduce-algebra.sourceforge.net
## Commercial Systems- Maple
- See: MaplePrimes?
- Mathematica
- See: http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/index.html
- MathCAD?
- See: http://www.mathsoft.com/solutions/calculation_management_suite/mathcad.asp
- Mupad
- See: http://www.mupad.de
Apparently Derive is only available for Windows systems. Development of Derive seems to have essentially stopped. How much does Derive cost? What are it's significant features compared to Axiom? Maple? Mathematica? other Computer Algebra systems Derive --M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, Thu, 25 Aug 2005 09:53:48 -0500 replyEase of use: Derive is much easier to use than Maxima, although I think that's just because I've been using Derive since about 1994 (on DOS back then!). I just started with Axiom, so I can't comment on it either. Axiom has a great reputation on the "gentoo-science" mailing list, so I'm learning how to use it. - Development does appear to have slowed down
- I wouldn't say stopped. The release level is 6.1. A couple of years ago, the founders of Soft Warehouse sold the business to Texas Instruments, so the business decisions are made now by TI rather than the founders as near as I can tell. In any event, Derive is essentially "complete" -- its main market is students.
I haven't found anything it can't do in a professional environment, though. My needs for a CAS right now are mostly to deal with equations in computer performance modeling -- Markov chains, ODEs?, Laplace Transforms, etc. Derive handles them well and was my only practical alternative on Windows systems until I got a working Maxima port a year or so ago. But if you need Grobner basis calculations, well, they have that too ... :) -- M. Edward (Ed) Borasky http://www.borasky-research.net/ http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/ http://pdxneurosemantics.com http://pdx-sales-coach.com http://algocompsynth.com |

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