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provides many functions from all fields of numerical mathematics,
including differentiation, integration, linear algebra and solving of
nonlinear equations. Its syntax is mostly Matlab compliant.
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technical and scientific figures. Exporters for various formats
guarantee a painless integration with other software, e.g. LaTeX.
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