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Choice Votes   Percent
Maple 43 10.3%   
Mathematica 33 7.9%   
MatLab 22 5.3%   
MathCAD 19 4.6%   
Derive 12 2.9%   
None of the Above 287 69.0%   

Survey posted 2000-08-30 16:16 by Andy Selle.

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Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Z86MON

What are these programs? Never used even one of them! Will they run on a Mac?

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 16:31 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Nathan Walters  Account Info

i know Maple will run on a MAC. go to www.waterloomaple.com

the avenged avenger

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 18:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Alan Rudolph  Account Info
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I use Maple on a Mac.

Reply to this comment    4 September 2000, 21:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
megablast  Account Info
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What is Maple?

Reply to this comment    8 September 2000, 23:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Patrick Dowden Account Info

What is a Mac?

Reply to this comment    12 September 2000, 05:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
tom budinger  Account Info
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are you stupid?

Reply to this comment    30 September 2000, 06:24 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
acr34  Account Info
(Web Page)

I use Windows 98 and I have never heard of them before.

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 21:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Kenneth Johnson  Account Info

me neither. what's the big idea asking if people use programs they have never heard of before!!??? (j/k)

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 23:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
dan niezgocki  Account Info

I don't think they want to know who uses these, but to see how many people actually KNOW what these are!

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 16:12 GMT


Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
redbull  Account Info

I have heard of all of these programs-- but not until I entered college to study electrical engineering, so this is why many of you may have not heard of these. As to why post this type of survey-- well, all of these programs have tons and tons of functions useful for math, engineering, and physics. So, if TI knows who uses what most often, they may attempt to program their products with similar functions and function names (so it would be more useful and user-friendly, respectively).

Reply to this comment    17 November 2001, 23:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Probyte Account Info
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I've never heard of them either. I do use a program called Symetrica - if any one knows what that is. :-)

Reply to this comment    1 September 2000, 23:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
L_Kishyak  Account Info
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I haven't either, but are they similar to "TI-InterACTIVE"? because that's the math studio that I use. if it's in the same class of programs, why wouldn't _TI_calc.org, put an option for _TI_-InterACTIVE? hmm...of course maybe the listed programs are far better...

the weather is here - I wish you were beautiful!
-(an old song)

Steve

Reply to this comment    4 September 2000, 13:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Andy Lundell Account Info
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They're symbolic math programs. They're very usefull tools. Put an equation in and the solution pops out. Or a graph.

It does other stuff too.

-Andy

Reply to this comment    2 September 2000, 03:25 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
TipDS

I know there is a Mac version of Matlab and I'm pretty sure there is also a version of Maple. The others, I don't really know.

Tip DS

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
SpadeIndustries  Account Info

I believe OS 9 comes with a built in graphing calculator. I'm not sure about previous versions of the OS, but I have seen it used.

Reply to this comment    12 September 2000, 05:58 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
gianluca troiani  Account Info
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They are math programs and run also under windows.
I work with the control toolbox of Matlab and it's very powerfull

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 13:33 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
FL  Account Info

At school, we work with Maple on Macs, and at home I have Maple and Mathematica on PC. But I don't know for all the others.

FL

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 21:04 GMT


Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
yosweetlady  Account Info

I have personally never used a single one of these programs. I'm pretty sure they're math programs or something. I use Satan's Internet Explorer the most... why isn't that one of the options?

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 23:28 GMT

Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Nathan Walters  Account Info

Was this posted b/c i mentioned Maple on the TI-Math list? well, my mail server is down, so that sucks. Maple is kewl. Anyone know where to "get" a copy?

Nathan

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 18:08 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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www.maplesoft.com

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 18:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Nathan Walters  Account Info

ok, let me rephrase this: I don't want to pay 129 dollars for the student verson. Do you know where i can "GET" a copy?

Reply to this comment    30 August 2000, 22:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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So in one article we have people complaining about TI not wanting their ROMs pirated, and then we have a poll in which people are asking to pirate other math software? Well what a damn lot of hypocrits we are =)

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 03:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Kouri  Account Info
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Hypocrites? Nah, everyone here is a "Free Software" advocate, not a warez junkie. :P </sarcasm>

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 11:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
dan niezgocki  Account Info

So?

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 16:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Albert Kao  Account Info
(Web Page)

Why would you want math software? We have calculators!

Reply to this comment    2 September 2000, 16:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
DarkWolf

Exactly!

Reply to this comment    3 September 2000, 18:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
L_Kishyak  Account Info
(Web Page)

Amen!

I totally agree. I myself had a bunch of ROMs(read: nearly all models,OS versions,etc), and I said - "you know what, if I made something to make money, and there was an additional feature that was supposed to be only for people that owned whatever it was, I would be mad if someone pirated it/"Free software Adovacted it". So - I deleted them. I'm not going to play Mega man 86 until I buy my own calculator. Etc...

besides - I don't want MY web-site closed because of illegal actions. Hey I would like to know, "someone" said that TI hated the name tinews.net, but if that was true, wouldn't TIcalc.org, Dimension-TI, TIgalaxy.com, TI-files.org, and all those, be 'closed' as well? hmm...

Reply to this comment    7 September 2000, 12:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Kenneth Johnson  Account Info

I think the "TI" in those other websites (whatever they are...:)) is to help distinguish them from such websites as "hpcalc.org" or some other claculator website. ticalc.org is a program archives for TI graphic calcs. thus, TIcalc.org

Reply to this comment    9 September 2000, 21:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Since you're in college, you'll probably have an easy time finding pirated software on your ResNet.

(Note to any Maplesoft lawyers who are reading this: This is just an observation, not a suggestion!)

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 17:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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I don't know about the US, but here in Sweden most "colleges" (not called that, but similar) have licenses of at least two of these programs available to all students as long as you are enrolled. For free. (Pay a sum to get the CD only)

Reply to this comment    1 September 2000, 17:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Bennett Kalafut  Account Info

MATLAB, backwards/archaic as it is, has copy protection built in...not that it isn't crackable but you either have to know the registry entry or install from cd yourself...it's enough to be a pain in the neck if you're switching from dos (windows for those of you who believe the scam) to linux and want to run it using Wine.

So I guess that you Warez kids/pirates(really just theives, to be direct about it) make things rough for the rest of us. Copy protection+increased prices=headache.

The concept of copywright protects us all. It prevents me from taking your programs, putting them in a book, and selling them...think twice before asking where you can "get" software!

-Ben Kalafut

Reply to this comment    11 September 2000, 15:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
yosweetlady  Account Info

Hopefully, all you nerds should be familiar with a program called hotline. Though i don't know if anyone actually posts this stuff on their servers, I have seen mathimatica on at least one.
bigredH.com
Oh yeah, it's illegal to download anything you don't own, and you can only use these servers for you're personal backup purposes.

Reply to this comment    1 September 2000, 10:16 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

Mostly, but Andy, Doug and I were talking on IRC a few days ago about how my college requires Maple, but I own Mathematica.

That and the fact that we needed a new survey. Badly.

(sigh)

--BlueCalx

Reply to this comment    31 August 2000, 21:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
deuist Account Info

Maple is great once you learn the commands. It can do things the TI-89 can only dream of.

Reply to this comment    1 September 2000, 16:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
L_Kishyak  Account Info
(Web Page)

"That and the fact that we needed a new survey. Badly. " - Nick D.

no offense, but that has been true for a long time. And it still rings true today.

Steve
ps: haha - check out PsychoCorp's New log 10..it's got lots of Nick D.

Reply to this comment    7 September 2000, 12:43 GMT

Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Doug Torrance  Account Info
(Web Page)

Universities can purchase a license for software, so if you're ever required to use one of them for a class, you'll probably be able to download the program for free. (Well, not really, since your tuition money helped get the license :) ) That's how Northwestern does it with Maple.

Reply to this comment    1 September 2000, 08:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Nick L

Look. It's pretty obvious most people who answered this survey are most likely not in college. I have used most of these programs, but I am a junior in engineering. You have to know these programs if you are in that field

Reply to this comment    2 September 2000, 02:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
GraveDigger518  Account Info
(Web Page)

Dude Nick, you are totally right!!!!! I have never even heard of any of those programs and I call my self a computer genius. But hey, I'm still in middle school anyway so. Anyway TI 83 Plus games are very popular at my school it is a big hit. SO that's why i joined this site. I'm a new member here so . . . And i think this site is awsome!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    4 September 2000, 00:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Ichabod Crane  Account Info

Being older than ugly ... but I have a nephew starting grade 7. Hey, I use MathCAD and have Mathreader [a kind of Mathimatica] on my Mac but, hey, I will not let my nephew NEAR any one of the programs mentioned until he decides to prove the world is flat and Einstein was wrong ... they can turn your to MUSH faster than a 92 PLUS on steroids IMHO Stick to your 83 for now

Reply to this comment    4 September 2000, 20:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
L_Kishyak  Account Info
(Web Page)

hmm...I didn't quite follow that. You mean
1) you are more old than ugly
2) you have a Mac (no wonder you are old and ugly ;)
3) you have a nephew in the 7th grade
4) your nephew must first prove Einstein wrong, and announce the world is flat before he can come close to Mathreader?
5) your nephew must also do equations faster than a 92 Plus on steroids
6) everyone has MUSH to turn by either a 92 Plus (fast), a Mathreader (faster), or an 83 (slower). Thusly, each of us may choose how our MUSH is turned by which ever software we choose.
7) or is MathCAD faster than the 92+ with steroids?

;)

Steve

Reply to this comment    7 September 2000, 12:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
(Web Page)

<snip>the world is flat</snip>

That depends on what your definition of "flat" is.

--Bill C.

Reply to this comment    10 September 2000, 05:54 GMT


Northwestern
Fernando Diaz  Account Info

Hey, I havenĀ“t been lucky to find a copy of Maple, do you know how difficult it is to enter the Northwestern server to download it?

Thanks

Reply to this comment    26 February 2001, 02:36 GMT


Re: Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Samir Ribic  Account Info
(Web Page)

MuPad (www.mupad.de) is similar to Maple and free for students. Limited free DOS version of Maple is available on any Simtelnet ftp site in msdos/math directory.

Reply to this comment    6 September 2000, 12:52 GMT


Re: Which of the following computer programs do you use the most?
Brent Howatt  Account Info
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MuPad is excellent. There is a freeware version for windoze that will do everything most folks need. The upgrade to the full version is not too expensive. For other operating systems, all versions are freeware. I use the Linux version and find it quite easy to use.

Reply to this comment    11 September 2000, 16:55 GMT

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