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  • GNOME's Genius Math Tool Finally Ported To GTK3

    Phoronix: GNOME's Genius Math Tool Finally Ported To GTK3

    GNOME Genius, one of the oldest GNOME programs and what served as the desktop's original calculator, has finally been ported to GTK3 and seen a new release in 2020...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nius-Goes-GTK3

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    GLib 2 is not a GNOME 2 dependency. GTK 3 as well as the rest of GNOME 3 use GLib 2. There is no GLib 3 (yet).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Daysim View Post
      GLib 2 is not a GNOME 2 dependency. GTK 3 as well as the rest of GNOME 3 use GLib 2. There is no GLib 3 (yet).
      True, but are they depending on a really old version?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SpyroRyder View Post

        True, but are they depending on a really old version?
        It could mean, that it's just mature library, and delivers useful functionality, without need to be changed...

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        • #5
          Never heard about that one, seems rather useful (atleast if you don't have matlab/ maple around)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by discordian View Post
            Never heard about that one, seems rather useful (atleast if you don't have matlab/ maple around)
            Might be especially useful for education (temporary installations for students), as it's pure FOSS and installable from repositories, which means no (free-educational) license hassle,.. and, more trust about not installing any extra proprietary spyware.

            Definitely an useful project!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by discordian View Post
              Never heard about that one, seems rather useful (atleast if you don't have matlab/ maple around)
              There's rather a lot of alternatives, it's quite a crowded space: GNU Octave, R, Python, Julia, Geogebra, scilab, kalgebra (all with cantor or Jupyter frontends if you like notebooks) One of my favourites for symbolic maths remains xcas, though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SpyroRyder View Post

                True, but are they depending on a really old version?
                GLib 2 is backwards compatible. If something was written for e.g. GLib 2.20, then it also works with e.g. GLib 2.64.

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                • #9
                  Apple also have a graphing calculator in macOS, and Microsoft is developing one for Windows 10.

                  I would also like to see GIMP, HexChat and Synaptic (package manager) ported to GTK3.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                    There's rather a lot of alternatives, it's quite a crowded space: GNU Octave, R, Python, Julia, Geogebra, scilab, kalgebra (all with cantor or Jupyter frontends if you like notebooks) One of my favourites for symbolic maths remains xcas, though.
                    Octave is an unwieldy Matlab-wannabe, missing out alot compatibility for the reason you use matlab (the toolkits), the rest are for very specific domains.
                    Genius seems like its a good jack-of-all-trades, couldve used that back in the 2000's when I studied maths + cs.

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