Issue 95720 - Computing engine for OOo
Summary: Computing engine for OOo
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Product: extensions
Classification: Extensions
Component: www (show other issues)
Version: 680m211
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: milestone 1
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Reported: 2008-10-31 21:49 UTC by scls19fr
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description scls19fr 2008-10-31 21:49:16 UTC
I'm trying Scientific WorkPlace under MS Windows. I probably won't buy it because : 
- it's too expensive 
- it runs only under Windows 
- it's not open source. 
But one feature is very usefull : having a computation engine when writing
a document. Mathcad has a similar feature (but is not really a word processing) 
I know some good computation engine  
for numerical calculus : Scilab, Octave... 
for formal calculus : Xcas/GIAC(*) / GINAC / Macsima or Maxima / SAGEMATH 
I really think that adding a computation feature can be very usefull because you
could easily change numerical values and everythings after will be changed. So
it can be usefull for writing Math/Physic exams and corrections.
I know such a feature will not be use by several people (only scientist) so I
think that it should be add as an extension.
Kind regards 
PS : some experiments was made using GIAC and LaTeX and describe at