Daniel Alm today announces PocketCAS 3.5, an update to its powerful mathematics software for iPad and iPhone. PocketCAS is a very advanced computer algebra system which makes iOS devices and Macs capable of calculating mathematical problems in just seconds. The main target groups are scientists, engineers, teachers, and students. Version 3.5 adds time series plotting, which lets the user see how the graph of a 2D or 3D function evolves over time.
PocketCAS is a very advanced computer algebra system which turns an iPhone, iPad or Mac into a device capable of calculating complicated mathematical problems in just seconds. The main target group is scientists, mathematicians, and students. PocketCAS makes their everyday work a lot easier. Apart from calculating symbolic derivatives and taylor series expansions as well as plotting cartesian and polar functions, PocketCAS computes symbolic integrals, simplifies expressions and does advanced linear algebra. A vast amount of more than 500 functions enables PocketCAS to solve almost every mathematical problem.
The integrated function plotter makes it easy to visualize formulas. Users can graph cartesian as well as polar functions without having to worry about plot settings. In spite of its sophistication, the app is still easy to use. PocketCAS ships with fifteen tutorials. There’s also an easily accessible and clear searchable list of all available functions. The list is combined with examples and syntax information for almost every available function.
Almost every object in PocketCAS can be printed or exported as PDF or image. Be it the whole document, a plot, an entry or just a single formula – it can be exported for use in other applications.
Special care has been taken in order to make text input a breeze. When working with a CAS, there’s a lot of different functions one might want to enter (PocketCAS is a lot more powerful than a regular scientific calculator). The iPhone’s touchscreen is not very large and as much space as possible should be available for the calculations. PocketCAS, therefore, introduces a special mathematical keyboard with different sections. When tapping a function’s key, it will be entered including braces, with the cursor in between. If the text was selected prior to pressing a function key, the previously selected text will automatically be used as the argument for the entered function.
PocketCAS makes it easy to compose physical formulas. Built-in constants and physical units allow entering formulas from a textbook without having to substitute constants manually. Entering large matrices by hand can be a huge pain, so PocketCAS’ visual matrix editor assists with this task.
English, German and French
* Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or iOS 5.1 or later
* iOS app is universal, optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 50 MB
Pricing and Availability:
PocketCAS pro 3.5 for iOS is available for $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). The Ma version is available for $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Both applications are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. For more detailed information, please have a look at the PocketCAS homepage. Qualified reviewers are welcome to ask for a free promo code. Should you find PocketCAS worth a note, we’d be more than happy to receive a short reference via email. The application icon, screenshots, and more press material are available from the application’s website.
Daniel Alm has a Master’s degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He has been developing iOS apps since 2009. PocketCAS is his idea and development. Copyright (C) 2014 Daniel Alm. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.