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Subject:  RE: DE Software 
Author:  Mathman 
Date:  Aug 13 2005 
so long? ODEs are still ODEs of the same form and structure.
I am not being facetious, nor meanspirited, but you mentioned that your
students for over 15 years had trouble with Maple. Is that perhaps because you
did not pursue it diligently yourself to some point of mastery, and so passed
that along? Many *have* used Maple very successfully. Mathematica may be
termed even more dificult to operate, but will also do the job. However, there
is also Mupad, already mentioned, or Derive. All are multipurpose awesome
symbolic math programs which should surely suit your purpose... and much more.
The spreadsheet is similar in that respect, and is effective as it is used.
Yes, it would be nice to have some dedicated singlepurpose math program such
as you seem to require, but I don't know if you will be satisfied.
David.
 
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