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Microsoft Mathematics 4.0

Microsoft did a good thing. Released Microsoft Mathematics 4.0. It is free! Available for Windows (both x86 and x64). Download it here. This is what is left from Microsoft Student and Encarta. Now it is a standalone application. Great tool and easy to use. I’m glad that Microsoft did not phase it out. The tool supports symbolic math, integration, differentiation, solve equations, and has a graphing calculator and unit conversion tool. It solves problem and also shows how it solved them. I wish it offered an interface to develop plug-ins. That would attract some of R, MATLAB, and Mathematica users.

  1. Richard Reddy
    February 18, 2011 at 12:57

    I think MS Mathematics 4 is in a class by itself. Matlab, Mathcad, Mathematica are all big, hungry applications. The microsoft program is petite and quick, handling most common calculations, complex numbers, trig functions, and some calculus. Not bad at all. I tip my hat to Microsoft engineers–good product!

  2. February 18, 2011 at 16:21

    Agree. Still, it would be great if MS Mathematics could be extendable so that its users would not have to wait for a new version to arrive to do some custom things or integrate it with their applications. Hope this is in Microsoft’s todo-list.

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