Free and Open Source Math Programs

In this post I’ll go through some of the most prominent math programs available with source code.

This is by no means “original” work, I just collected the headlines and links to various mathematical software projects out there. This started with an offer of my University (Mathematica for 13 Euro), but I don’t want to invest time in a tool I won’t have (free, or almost free) access to for the rest of my life.

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How to read a paper

Since I’m writing my master’s thesis, I have to read a lot of scientific papers. In my previous years it wasn’t necessary to read those, so I’m not used to it.

Here a few tips which might help you to read and hopefully understand scientific papers.

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