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Maxima is a fairly complete computer algebra system written in Lisp with an emphasis on symbolic computation.

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    Stable (slow but steady growth)

    I've been using Maxima since my undergraduate (over 10 years), now with Ubuntu20.04 lts, I become a newbie of SageMath. For a small project (both symbolical and numerical), in particular, student lab activities, Maxima has been a powerful tool for analyzing and visualizing data. (The Android version is also fantastic, but the poor keyboard.)

    Mathematica is always enemy/friend. (My coworkers are all Mathematica speakers.)

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Wolfram Mathematica
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy for cli user|Lithghter
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Good for advanced users of computers (cli is sometimes hard for newbie)|Hard to find official references, tutors, etc

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  • symbol.min - A symbolic math library written in minima
    Interestingly, one of the oldest symbolic math programs which still gets maintained and used today is called Maxima! - Source: Reddit / 6 days ago
  • Learning linear algebra using Common Lisp?
    Not exactly what you're looking for, but Maxima is a computer algebra system written in Lisp. There are lots of references on the "Documentation" link from that page, some of which might be useful for you. - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • Are there extensible environments in the manner of Emacs outside of text editors and developer tools generally?
    Emacs is still largely the extensible environment, its orientation being towards operating on or with text and buffers. There's some others that do exist, namely StumpWM and Maxima, but along with Emacs these are primarily only great for working within the domains of software writing itself, system administration or the sciences. These are still great systems to use, explore, and understand how they're employing... - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago

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Matlab Alternatives
Another alternative of Matlab is Maxima which was inspired by the legendary Algebra system Macsyma. It is a system used for manipulating numerical expressions such as Taylor series, Laplace transformations, Vectors, Tensors, and Matrices. Very accurate results are provided by using exact floating numbers, fractional values, and integers. The Source Forge file manager consists of all the pre-compiled binaries. The...
4 open source alternatives to MATLAB
Check out Maxima, it is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, sets, lists, vectors, matrices and tensors.
3 Open Source Alternatives to MATLAB
Maxima, another frequently updated alternative to MATLAB. It's based on Macsyma, a "legendary computer algebra system" developed at MIT in the 1960s, can be compiled on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, and is available under GPLv2.

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