I was looking around and I found a few. Maple is $100 bucks which doesn't seem bad. Also my school uses maple and I'm sure a lot of other places use maple as well. But sage math is free. I'm sure there are others I'm missing. Any suggestions?

What do ya mean math software? for learning? or doing really complex shit beyond the realm of mortals?

Wolfram isn't powerful enough. Not enough memory to do even smiple fractals. At least the free version. And I already have paid account and I can barely do 3D graphs.

And yes.

There is a whole wiki page about it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_computer_algebra_systems

any preference or reasons to go one way or the other ?

didn't know you were doing 9th level wizardry

you are outside my knowldege base

Lol sorry. Should have gone more into detail.

I dunno, maybe just grab something that's GNU anyways, cuz freedom.

If your school isn't paying for anything, you could just do things in python if you're willing to make the programs yourself. (Or since you're doing fractals and such, perhaps a "lazy" language like Haskell.)

Otherwise, I really enjoyed Wolfram Mathematica when I was in thermodynamics. But I had it paid for by the department. It's extremely pricey on your own: students are $100, and commercial use is over $1000 per year.

Learning a new software and creating Python programs would most likely take about the same time. But I would have no idea how to produce plots on Python

Matlab is the most powerful math software I've ever encountered. I think is a must have and my university is even offering free licenses to the students, just to back up my idea that is a great math software.

Microsoft Mathematics for windows.

Qcalculate for linux

off the top of my head.

Would suggest MatLab by MathWorks. If that does not work for you, you are looking at top tier simulation software.

Eh it's only 4D complex curves projected into 3D with 3D gradient curves. All on a flat screen. Oh and colors bc pretty.

Are you trolling or unhappy that you have to:

A) spend >8000 bucks on software with tons of features you will not be able to use

B) code it yourself

?

It's really not that bad. And I plan to code it myself but having libraries to use would be nice. I mean it's only finding roots for x^4+1 and numerically finding them and plotting them.

Does not seem to bad compared to running material and thermal stress simulations on complex structures (eg. engines) to make sure nobody gets killed by it after it ran for >200000 hours.

Edit: At least I am not the guy to figure out how to machine low carbon Ti-Ir steel^^

Complex like imaginary. Thats the problem. Im not sure if i can graph them both together since they are on two different planes but whatever. Im sure i can project them together and call it a day. What seems to be the difference between the free and the paid is user interface. So im trying to figure out if i just want raw code to have more control or if thats just going to give me a headache

Hard choice.