Sagemath, as an alternative of Geogebra

asked 2020-05-21 01:43:18 -0500

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I was looking for an alternative of Geogebra - http://www.geogebra.org (since it's no longer available for my GNU/Linux distro), then I came across SageMath. My question is, is it possible to use SageMath as a complete alternative of Geogebra? Or there are other good alternative available for Geogebra than SageMath; if so, could you suggest it to me?

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No, it is not possible. The capabilities of geogebra are unique, there is no software known to me with the functionalities of geogebra. Note that sage is a CAS, however geogebra is an app about geometric constructions, they are designed for different purposes and have a very different use. Your question is similar to ask if you can use a hammer as a substitute of a spoon to eat.

Masacroso gravatar imageMasacroso ( 2020-05-21 20:45:27 -0500 )edit

Very often i also want to have only a final picture for a geometric setting (done in geogebra). Unfortunately, i always have to do a lot of work to get some picture from sage, which is suitable for a LaTeX-insert. Each time i do this, i promise to me to write next time a raw package... (Because it is rather easy.) The main problem is the choice of an open source (main stream) package allowing an "adapter" (from python or java or C++ or whatever) to it as input, and so that the output is in all / most formats we need, e.g. html, java, latex, (raw text = ascii art)... As i have it in memory, geogebra refused at request to offer such a bridge for sage. If somebody names me such a package, i will start working (and ETC will be also inside), although i'm with job (time) outside mathematics.

dan_fulea gravatar imagedan_fulea ( 2020-05-22 07:23:25 -0500 )edit