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Windows 7: A Program For Mathematical Drawings and Formulas

19 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
A Program For Mathematical Drawings and Formulas


Does anybody know a program, using which I will be able to make mathematical drawings and write formulas at the same time?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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19 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

It depends what you really want to do.
Word and Excel will do the basic presentation stuff and obviously Excel some basic scienific/engineering calculations.

You can have a look at:
Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 (free) - more for students
FreeMat - a free MathCad MatLab type program.
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19 Jul 2011   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

Here is the best one I know of. I used an earlier version in an engineering job about 10 years ago.
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19 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Open office has a math application. Unsure of quality, I don't really use it.
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20 Jul 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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20 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thanks for the help very much. The thing I would like to do is to make some kind of a synopsis - draw figures and write some formulas and tips nearby. I am a student and these kinds of things help me greatly to study efficiently. But, so far, I have not found the right program. OpenOffice has Math section, but Drawing and Formula Categories are separated, so I make drawing without the ability to write formulas and vice versa. If there is a way to do both at the same time, I will be glad to hear.

As for the other programs:
MathCad- a professional engineering tool, not free and not suitable for the little job
Freemat - useless when we have Microsoft Mathematics.
Microsoft Mathematics - Looks good, but I could not find a way to draw there figures, maybe integrating with Word will do good.

And does anybody know about Google? Do they have something useful? I found Drawing in Google Docs, but I am unable to write anything.

Thank you for your help again!
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20 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GioChavchanidze View Post
Freemat - useless when we have Microsoft Mathematics.
Absolutely incorrect.
Microsoft Mathematics is very constrained. It has no scripting language, very limited and more geared to high school students. In principle you are supposed to be able to integrate it into Word but I found it buggy when I played with it.

Freemat is a powerful tool very similar to Mathcad MatLab. The scripts are syntactically the same. Freemat is relatively new and there are some other similar free programs that have been around a while longer but less compatible with Mathcad.
These tools are used by professional research engineers and scientists who wouldn't be using MS Mathematics as a substitute in a pink fit.

For a more mathematical focus there is Mathematica which is very expensive but has good student discounts. This would be more relevant to postgraduate students.
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22 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

No, I am saying it is useless for the basic things I would like to use it for(Considering M. Math.). MathCad is a professional tool and as I am a high-school student, I think Microsoft Mathematics is more appropriate for me.

I integrated the program with the Word as well, but did not find it helpful enough.

Nevertheless, will I be able to make drawing with MathCad and just write formulas?

Thanks in advance!
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22 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

My appologies for my mental stuff up. I meant FreeMat is similar to MatLab (not Mathcad). For High school science/maths these may be an overkill.
Mathcad actually may be closer to what you want but it cost $$ and is an overkill when you have to pay for it..

Here is a link to what FreeMat will do. It runs fine under my Windows 7 x64.
FreeMat - Screenshots

This is MathCad

Try this - I think it's very nice!
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26 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thanks for your great support. I looked through the Open Office Math Application as well as the Drawing App and fortunately, found a tool, using which I can insert Formulas into Drawing.

I appreciate your help!
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