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Old 10-13-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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Graphing Calculator Recommendations

Can anyone recommend a good graphing calculator which will play nice with linux? I have been looking at the ti-89, which looks nice. I have found a couple of gui apps to upload files to the TI calculators, but have yet to run across any kernel drivers, and have seen very little about HP's products. What calculator have you been happy with and what apps/drivers were used? Note that I am looking for a high end model.
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You should try out Gcalc.

To use it, you must have Java JRE, probably version 1.5. I use this software quite often. If you want to get creative try out Gcalc 3 Beta (Descartes) but otherwise stick with the normal latest version.
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The kernel does have TI software to hook up to control the calculator. Though not all distributions have this option selected.

pgcalc looks better than gcalc.
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Thanks for the replies, but I'm really looking for a physical calculator. Good to know that the TIs are supported and I'm happy building my own kernel if its not there by default. How do the HP products compare with the TI ones?


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