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August 17th, 2014, 02:00 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Jul 2014 From: Seattle Posts: 96 Thanks: 2  Doing complex calculations on my computer?
If I wanted to input calculations in my computer and have it work on them, exactly what software would I require? I mean simple calculations really, the sort of things that can be inserted into a calculator just to further extremes (bigger numbers etc.) and preferably able to do summations, integrals etc. (which my calculator can do but only with smaller numbers, few terms etc. but I mentioned it since many standard scientific calculators can't) preferably in the standard notation (not requiring learning a language or anything) and preferably for Mac OS X and preferably free. Thanks for any help you can offer. 
August 17th, 2014, 08:43 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs 
Many in the online math community use WA: Wolfram Alpha for exactly the types of things you describe. The syntax is quite straightforward, and if you have any questions about how to obtain the result to any expressions, feel free to post and we will help. Last edited by MarkFL; August 17th, 2014 at 09:38 AM. 
August 17th, 2014, 08:55 AM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms 
I like PARI/GP, see my .sig. It's free.

August 17th, 2014, 11:41 PM  #4  
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