wxMaxima is a cross-platform graphical front-end for the computer algebra system Maxima based on wxWidgets. It provides nice display of mathematical output and easy access to Maxima functions through menus and dialogs.
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This application is awesome, you can enter your symbolic equations, see them nicely formatted and printed and modify and manipulate them. Quick and easy to install, and nice and responsive. If you want to paste an equation into a Word processor, you can right click and copy MathML. So thank you and awesome work you guys! I am not aware of any other free application which does this, except for Sage. Sage is probably more powerful but requires a linux environment or virtual box (fine with that) so it is not as easy to obtain or set up. Sage does not have a graphic user interface by default, although it does have the Notebook web page option. The Notebook is similarly a number of cells, and can show plots and so on. It does have an option to TypeSet the display, which shows the equations as nicely formatted as you see in wxMaxima. But I think wxMaxima is a little more responsive and easier to get out of the box. Also if you recall a file, you can continue working at the bottom, whereas with a Sage notebook, you need to reevaluate everything first every time.
Thanks a lot.
Super software. no issues handling computation of any scale.