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Software for drawing geometry diagrams

What software do you use to accurately draw geometry diagrams?
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Calculations in McLain groups

Is there any program in GAP or other softwares doing calculations in McLain groups and finding subgroups etc. For the McLain groups see Derek Robinson's book: A course in the theory of groups, p347 ...
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Mathcad simplify results using cnsg instead of 1

How can I prevent Mathcad from adding csgn to my siplification? Sample: (x-1)/((x-1)^2)1/2 simplify -> csgn(x-1) Image from Mathcad
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Calculator similar to Desmos but for 3D

Is there a calculator with functionality similar to Desmos but in 3 dimensions? I am looking to learn about families of quadric surfaces so I am looking for a 3D calculator with sliders.
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Is there a document creator that allows for basic entry? [closed]

I am really not sure how to word this... I'm wondering whether there is a program that allows for document writing, and works in a similar way to the Equation Editor in MS Word? (obviously without ...
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Formula rewriting software

I would like to have a program that rewrites formula's for me. What I would like a software where I can imput some formulas, constraints, and so on, and then the program outputs the formulas that ...
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3D software like GeoGebra

Does it exist a free interactive geometry software, like GeoGebra, which works for 3D geometry? I would be able to draw spheres, great circles, and so on.
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What software and hardware can you use to write math and take notes?

I'm trying to basically replace paper. I want to be able to write things and draw things out as easily as I can on paper. I bought the Wacom Intuos tablet on Amazon but ended up returning because it ...
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FLOSS tool to visualize 2- and 3-space matrix transformations

I'm looking for a FLOSS application (Windows or Ubuntu but preferably both) that can help me visualize matrix transformations in 2- and 3-space. So I'd like to be able to enter a vector or matrix, ...
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Software or tool for investigating groups

I'm interested in software that has the ability to investigate finite groups. In particular, I'd like to be able to ask it questions like "What are the solutions to $x^3 = 1$?" (i.e. find cube roots ...
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Time series library in Java

I'm looking for a library to do some time series analysis in Java but I can't find anything suitable. I've found plenty of libraries such as Math3 of JSAT but there's much I can you for my problem. As ...
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Computer Algebra Systems for Experimental Mathematics (especially Integer Relations with PSLQ)

I would like to use a computer algebra system to do some experimental mathematics, particularly Integer Relation problems using the PSLQ algorithm. I know that Maple has a PSLQ implementation, but ...
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How can I find out whether a number is a quadratic residue in a large modulo?

Without strenuous arithmetic. Is there a program I can download to do so? What are the quadratic residues modulo $5^4$ or $5^5$? Thanks!
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Computing contractions of ideals in Macaulay2

Does Macaulay2 compute contractions of ideals under ring homomorphisms. Specifically, if $R\subseteq S$ is a ring extension (say polynomial rings over $\mathbb{Q}$ which can be specified in M2) and ...
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What kind of structures can I count using Alg?

I'm interested in counting structures that satisfy certain constraints up to isomorphism. For example, I might want to know how many clutters there are on $n$ vertices. The only way I can think to ...
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Programming PARI/GP to do a sum

I'm trying to compute the following sum in PARI/GP $C=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{g(n)}{n^2}$ where $g(n)$ defined as $$g(n)=(-1)^r, \qquad r=\text{number of even indexed prime factors of $n$}$$ By ...
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Program for writing a Bachelor Thesis. [closed]

Hello Im prolly going to start writing my bachelor thesis really soon (on geometric ergodicidy). It will obviously contain lots of mathematical formulas and symbols. Does anyone know a really good ...
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Implementing a function in PARI/GP

I want to define a function: $$g(n)= \begin{cases} +1 & \text{if $n=1$},\\ +1 & \text{if $n$ is an odd indexed prime}, \\ -1 & \text{if $n$ is an even indexed prime},\\ (-1)^r & ...
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Can a Computer Algebra System 'experiment' with expressions?

I have recently been reading about software for symbolic manipulation, and I can see its use as a tool for performing large calculations that would be unfeasible otherwise. Given that these systems ...
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total number of different mixes

Patient Age Avg Visits / Year <1 year 7.5 1-4 years 3.0 5-14 years 1.8 15-24 years 1.7 25-44 years 2.6 45-64 years ...
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How to represent R function dexp mathematically?

I need help representing this line of code mathematically. exp(sum(dexp(x,prop_theta,log=TRUE)) - sum(dexp(x,cur_theta,log=TRUE))) Thanks for your help in ...
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Software to easily draw 3d plots from functions

my problem is that I need a way to quickly check results of my, that is to say, homework. I think that the best way to do this is to draw a plot of a function to quickly see whether my solution is ...
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Any abstract algebra book with programming (homework) assignment?

All: I had studied abstract algebra long time ago. Now, I would like to review some material, particularly about Galois theory (and its application). Can anyone recommend an abstract algebra book ...
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Tool for differentiating a matrix and solving a matrix equation (in closed-form)?

Is there any software or online tool that can analytically solve a complex matrix equation, such as the following one in closed form (not numerically)? $$\frac{\partial \; ...
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Any complex analysis book with programming assignment and exercises?

All: I had studied complex analysis long time ago. Now, I would like to review some material, particularly about Analytic function, Riemann zeta and Analytic function. I have been a software ...
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Free solvers in C/C++ for convex integer programming

I need to solve the following integer program: $\text{minimize } \sum_{i=1}^n(a_{i0} x_i + \sum_{k=1}^3 a_{ik}w_i^k + \sum_{j=1}^m d_{ij}y_{ij})$ $\text{subject to}$ $$ \sum_{i=1}^n y_{ij}=1, \quad ...
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Subject to in equation

I have the formula below: $$\hat x_2=\arg\min\lVert x\rVert_2\quad\text{subject to}\quad A{x}=y.$$ But I didn't understand what was meant by "subject to" ? does $x$ is replaced by $x_2$? please can ...
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What free software can I use to solve a system of linear equations containing an unknown?

Question: What free software can I use to solve a system of linear equations $M\mathbf{x}=\mathbf{y}$ where the entries of $\mathbf{y}$ vary with an unknown quantity $n$? Presumably I could do ...
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Find the area of an equilateral triangle given the distances from an interior point to the vertices

Given the distances from an interior point to the vertices of an equilateral triangle, find the area of that triangle. I have already tried equating $\sqrt{3}\times a^2/4$ and sum of the area of ...
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Possibilities of calculate the determinant of an $168\times168$ matrix

Sincerely I've zero knowledge of this kind of math, but I've recently come to work in a friend's project to calculate a matrix of this size. This friend of mine has tried to do this with excel, with ...
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total number of combinations?

Patient Age ---> Avg Visits / Year <1 year ---> 7.5 1-4 years ---> 3.0 5-14 years ---> 1.8 15-24 years ---> 1.7 25-44 years ...
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How to reduce a graph via decomposition?

Is there a Java / C# library that can be used to reduce a graph via decomposition? Or could someone point me to a good tutorial where I can learn all these? E.g.
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What's the best software for primality tests of huge numbers? (check if an integer is prime or not)

I just read an article about huge prime numbers (some with more than 10millions digits!) that are discovered using software that check if an integer is prime or not (primality test sofwares). What is ...
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Solve a system of equations.

I have a system of equations: \begin{align} & x_{21} (\frac{\partial}{\partial x_{11}}f_{1111})( x_{11} , x_{21}, y_{11} , y_{21} ) + \frac{y_{21}}{x_{11}^2} (\frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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point on a line and distance from a point [closed]

I have point(x1,y1) and point(x2,y2) these are end point of line and point(m,n) is a point. How can i find Point(a,b) which lies on the line ,that is the shortest path from point(m,n) to the line
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Best software to take math notes?

I have read some old discussions about this topic and would like to get some up-to-date advice, if possible. How can I take math notes, write formulas and draw graphs on my pc (win 7), the easiest ...
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Looking for a function calculator

I am looking for a calculator which can calculate functions like $f(x) = x+2$ at $x=a$ etc; but I am unable to do so. Can you recommend any online calculator?
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Aleks buttons that aren't needed? [closed]

I'm solving a problem on it, and to the side it gives me the button for fraction formatting. The buttons it gives are different for each problem. Does the fact the it's there mean that the answer has ...
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Creating fractals through computers

What are some beginner softwares for creating fractals on computers?
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About Euclid's Elements and modern video games

Update (6/19/2014) $\;$ Just wanted to say that this idea that I posted more than a year ago, has now become reality at: http://euclidthegame.com/ 12.292 users have played it in 96 different ...
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What should I use Latex or Microsoft Word Professional? [closed]

What should I use Latex or Microsoft Word Professional for writing mathematics papers and documents and notes and courses...?
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Draw and compare the likelihood using R

The following shows the heart rate (in beats/minute) of a person, measured throughout the day: 73, 75, 84, 76, 93, 79, 85, 80, 76, 78, 80. Assume the data are an iid sample from ...
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Use of unassigned parameters in Mathcad

I want to define a function with parameters and make calculations with it so that the resulting equations contain my parameters and are not calculated based on the pre-defined values of parameters. ...
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How were 'old-school' mathematics graphics created?

I really enjoy the style of technical diagrams in many mathematics books published in the mid-to-late 20th century. For example, and as a starting point, here is a picture that I just saw today: ...
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A good, free, graphics package for mathematics?

A student of mine has cooked up a new graphical notation for computing with knots on surfaces. The trouble is, writing up his results is difficult due to his new notation. Is there a good "drawing ...
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Writing math for pc and ipad

I have searched many times on softwares and apps for pc and ipad that are suitable for writing math up to advanced level, and support all mathematical scripts, symbols, formulas and operators. Can you ...
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Tool that draws Venn diagram from subset relation

Is there a tool (LaTeX, JavaScript, Mathematica..) that allows one to draw Venn diagram automatically from subsets relations, e.g. $$A\subset A+B$$ $$A\subset C$$ $$C\subset C+D$$ $$B \not\subset ...
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Does anyone know of any open source software for drawing/calculating the area of intersection of different shapes?

I would like to be able to draw any number of different shapes and determine the area of their intersections. I'm looking for free, open source software. I thought about trying to code something up ...
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Is there some function in Maple which can compute the number of monomials in a polynomial?

Is there some function $f$ in Maple which can compute the number of monomials in a polynomial? For example, $f(x_{1,2})=1, f(x_{1,2}+3x_{3,2}x_{2,5})=2$. Thank you very much.