This is changing quite rapidly. Your instructor will tell you what
software he or she finds useful and why. As our instructors develop
materials to help students choose software and use it, we will make
links available here.
- Mary Parker's information on graphing software,
including links to freeware. Winplot, which she describes here, is a
quite powerful free graphing program which runs on the Windows operating
- Macs come with a graphing calculator program already in the
operating system. If the Windows operating system is also available on
the Mac, you can run Winplot.
- John Thomason usually has information on graphing software, including links to freeware
Other software for special purposes is available. As the instructors
of various courses identify and use software, we will mention it here.
- Differential Equations: We are using ODE Architect at NRG, RGC, and
RVS in these courses. Ask your instructor for additional information.
- Statistics: While we use a real statistical software package
in our statistics classes, some of the instructors in MATH 1332,
College Mathematics, cover some statistics. They have found a nice
package (for PCs) that does some simple statistics from the same person
who does the WINPLOT graphing software.
Web address from which to download WINSTATS | Extended help file for WINSTATS