NetMath  for web based computation



NetMath is a web browser which has built in plotting facilities, and communications to powerful computation engines. This makes it possible to do local graphics, zooming, and panning, yet to take advantage of sophisticated computational programs.

  1. Have a look at some screen shots and see some features of NetMath being simulated on screen. If you want to see NetMath in its full capability go to item 3 below to download it.
  2. If you already have the latest Tcl Plugin version, this -> <- should be green and you can actually test NetMath inside Netscape. Otherwise download it!
  3. You can download NetMath for a Windows, Macintosh or Unix computer . This is the best solution.
  4. To invoke it on this Department Computer System type 'netmath' at the shell prompt. Then follow one of the links on the initial page, and double click on a computation.

Some of the programs that NetMath knows about are: maxima for symbolic computations, pari for advanced number theoretic calculations, octave for linear algebra and numerical routines. Documents contain active and editable items, and the results of computations appear in the document. The specification adds 2 new html tags, as well as some additional attributes. Some course material is available for differential equations, and also for calculus. We also can now, using a special wish, have math symbol display. NetMath runs under Windows, MacOS, and Unix. Look at instructions on obtaining it.

NetMath was written by William Schelter, and may be redistributed freely if no modifications are made.


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