Yesterday, I was searching for some nice mathematics applications, mainly for computer algebra, in Linux and here are my two main conclusions.
- First, there are hundreds of math programs and libraries out there for any need!
- Second, try to stick with Debian-based distros, or else you ‘ll end up compiling the universe.
In the beginning, I had not exact idea what I was searching for, but to be honest I would love to have something like Mathcad (which unfortunately is commercial and not open-source). Unfortunately, I don’t believe there is such thing in Free Software, at least for the moment.
Nevertheless, after a little search with apt-cache (using Debian unstable), various applications came to my attention.