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Re: MathCad replacement?



On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 12:25 -0600, Robin Laing wrote:
> Jean-Rene Cormier wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 21:39 -0700, Vladimir G. Ivanovic wrote:
> > 
> >>>>>>>"map" == Michael A Peters <mpeters mac com> writes:
> >>
> >>    map> On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 22:00 -0300, Jean-Rene Cormier wrote:
> >>    >> Hi, we have MathCad on our University laptops and I was wondering if
> >>    >> there's something opensource like it for Linux.
> >>    map> 
> >>    map> From the few times I've used MathCad - I'd have to say no. Not open
> >>    map> source anyway.
> >>
> >>Would Maxima meet your needs? (http://maxima.sourceforge.net/)
> > 
> > 
> > Yeah looks like it could do what I need, I'll have to install it and
> > give it a try, thanks!
> > 
> 
> Warning.
> 
> I just tried xmaxima from FC4 extras and it crashed my xserver.  This is 
> a bug in xmaxima and is submitted on
>    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=168451
> 
> This cost me some time in lost work.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll make sure to give it a try when I don't
have anything running.

-- 
Jean-Rene Cormier <jrc jrcormier com>


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