Tuning the Eee PC for maths

improved maths

I've been adding some useful maths programs to the Eee PC, and adding icons for them to the Maths/ Learn tab.

The scientific calculator is jscicalc, which works exactly like the calculators that pupils use. Maxima and Geogebra should be familiar to you from previous posts of mine.

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  1. Have you been able to get some 3D math representations on this tool? (screen resolution, speed...)
    Thanks to let us know!

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  2. Hi Tom. Could you give me an example of what you you are thinking about. Maxima does 3D graphing, but I'm guessing that's not what you mean.

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  3. Thanks for the updates Jonsie!

    Tess :-)

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  4. Hi.
    I've been trying to get maxima on my eee pc but it's my first Linux machine. Is there a relatively easy way for the Linux-challenged to do it?

    many thanks!

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  5. Hi Mick - apologies for the slow response. I've been away snowboarding in Whistler.

    I don't have the EeePC any more, so I can't give you exact details, but there are basically three steps:

    1. Fire up a terminal screen (ctrl alt t if I remember rightly)

    2. Add some extra repositories by editing the /etc/apt/sources.list file - google will bring up some howtos on this

    3. type sudo apt-get install maxima in the terminal

    Hope this works for you.

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