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Mathematica

Mathematica is a widely-used computer algebra system originally developed by Stephen Wolfram and sold by his company Wolfram Research. Wolfram started to work on the program in 1986 and released the first verion in 1988.

It is available on a wide variety of systems, supports a huge range of operations, and features extensive layout and graphical capabilities.

Alternatives are the Maple (commercial) and Maxima (free, GPL).

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