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NumWorks open source calculator
08-30-2017, 10:40 PM
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(08-30-2017 08:59 PM)EugeneNine Wrote:  Ok, I'm confused, what I CAS. I always thought it was just the backwards (non RPN) entry method.

It stands for Computer Algebra System, see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_algebra_system.

Although it includes many(!) capabilities beyond a traditional calculator, the key conceptual difference is a CAS manipulates variables symbolically rather than numerically.

Experts will no doubt add additional clarifications below.

CAS does not mean Algebraic Notation or Operations (i.e. non-RPN or non-RPL) as you were thinking, a CAS can be added to any type of system, though being symbolic, most equations are obviously expressed in algebraic format.

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