[sdiy] OT: Mathcad users?

rsdio at sounds.wa.com rsdio at sounds.wa.com
Mon Sep 16 02:41:08 CEST 2013

It's nowhere near as powerful, but Apple ships Grapher with OSX. In  
Grapher, you can type equations and see them graphed alongside each  
other, in 2D or 3D. This is a great way to check out a new formula or  
even a circuit idea. I recently used Grapher to get an idea of the  
response from adding parallel resistance to the wiper of a pot (note,  
it's not linear). But there are many limitations compared to the huge  
environment of MATLAB or similar.


> Has anyone here used Mathcad http://www.ptc.com/product/mathcad ?
> Any thoughts, tips, probs, etc?
> I'll be using it as part of a course I'm doing so I don't really  
> have a
> choice regarding alternatives - but if you have a preference for  
> something
> similar I'd be interested to hear about it.

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