October 7, 2013 in Educational (E)
[prMac.com] Windeck-Rosbach, Germany - EUROCOMP today announces that its popular mathematics software PocketCAS for iPhone and iPad is now also available for Mac OS X. PocketCAS is a very advanced computer algebra system which makes iOS devices and Macs capable of calculating mathematical problems in just seconds. The main target groups are scientists, engineers, teachers and students. It is discounted by 50 percent for a limited time.
"We are really proud to finally bring PocketCAS to OS X. The app's intuitive interface empowers every Mac user to quickly solve even the hardest mathematical problems." commented Daniel Alm, the app's lead developer. "Under the hood, PocketCAS is powered by one of the leading Algebra computation engines. This power is now available to everyone!"<<
The app has the following key features:
* 2D Plots
* 3D Plots
* Advanced Calculus support with derivatives, integrals etc.
* Linear Algebra functions for matrices and vectors
* Advanced Algebra functions
* Integrated equation solver
* Support for creating custom scripts
* Library of physical units
The integrated graphing calculator makes it easy to visualize formulas. Users can graph cartesian, implicit and polar functions without having to worry about plot settings. Ease of use has always been EUROCOMP's main goal developing software. PocketCAS ships with nine tutorials. There's also an easily accessible and clear searchable list of all available functions. The list is combined with examples and syntax information for almost every available function.
Apart from calculating symbolic derivatives and taylor series expansions, PocketCAS computes symbolic integrals, simplifies expressions and does advanced linear algebra. A vast amount of more than 500 functions enable PocketCAS to solve almost every mathematical problem.
Almost every object in PocketCAS can be printed or exported as PDF or image. Be it the whole document, a plot, an entry or just a single formula - it can be exported for use in other applications.
Special care has been taken in order to make text input a breeze. When working with a CAS, there's a lot of different functions one might want to enter (PocketCAS is a lot more powerful than a regular scientific calculator). The iPhone's touchscreen is not very large and as much space as possible should be available for the calculations. PocketCAS therefore introduces a special mathematical keyboard with different sections. When tapping a function's key, it will be entered including braces, with the cursor in between. If text was selected prior to pressing a function key, the previously selected text will automatically be used as the argument for the entered function.
PocketCAS makes it easy to compose physical formulas. Built-in constants and physical units allow to enter formulas from a textbook without having to substitute constants manually. Entering large matrices by hand can be a huge pain, so PocketCAS' visual matrix editor assists with this task.
PocketCAS is available in three different versions. For many iOS users, the free version PocketCAS lite may be sufficient. It serves as a great scientific calculator and allows to plot one function at a time. PocketCAS pro adds more sophisticated CAS functions like symbolic integration and advanced linear algebra and also plots multiple functions at once. For Mac OS X, only a paid version is available.
English, German and French
* Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or iOS 5.0 or later
* iOS app is universal, optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 32.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
PocketCAS lite 3.4 is free and PocketCAS pro 3.4 is discounted to $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Both applications are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. For more detailed information, please have a look at the PocketCAS homepage. Qualified reviewers are welcome to ask for a free promo code. Should you find PocketCAS worth a note, we'd be more than happy to receive a short reference via email. The application icon, screenshots and more press material are available from the application's website.
EUROCOMP is the brand and firm of Thomas A. Osthege and Daniel Alm. Thomas Osthege is an IT engineer with more than 35 years experience in data processing. He successfully developed microcomputers in the 70s and 80s, ran his own consulting firm and worked as a consultant for some very well known large companies. He's been developing Mac apps since System 7. Daniel Alm, his son, has degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bonn, Germany. PocketCAS is his idea and development. Copyright (C) 2013 EUROCOMP. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.