# Thread: Can i run derive on a PDA?

1. ## Can i run derive on a PDA?

HI all

just started universtiy, and have been shown how to use a program called derive, its a maths program, and can work out almost anything, and as im nto very goo at maths i thourght it would be very usefull to have with me 24/7

so do you think i could run it on a PDA?

It says on teh website that the sys req are

Derive 5 requires Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, XP, or 2000 (Minimum RAM and processor requirements are the same as the operating system requirements),
a CD-ROM drive for installation, and at least 10 MB of free disk space.

Derive 5 is compatible with the Windows XP Professional operating system, and as such, we expect Derive 5 to run on Windows Tablet PCs. However, we cannot guarantee compatibility with the specific feature enhancements of the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. .

Also could anyone recomend one?

2. I wish there was mathematica for a PDA

However, the powerOne software for my Palm is pretty decent transforming this into a £250 graphic calculator!

3. I'm using Easycalc a free open source scientific calculator for Palm. It is a pretty powerful calculator if a bit graphically simple .

Here is a summary of some of the functions:

# Normal, Scientific and Engineering floating point mode
# All functions you would find on normal scientific calculator
# Unlimited number of variables and functions
# Graph support
# GuessIt function - it tries to find out, what the result means, like "pi/2", "e^(3/4)" and "47/23".
# Integer operations (unsigned 32bit), conversions between Bin/Oct/Oct/Hex
# Function solving through fzero' with three parameters - min,max and function, it solves the function (e.g. fzero(0:10:f()), where f()="x^2" will return '2'.). It is possible to write fzero(0:2:"(x-1)(x+1)") too.
# Up to 15 decimal points
# Scrollable results field
# Complex numbers, including a basic guessit for complexes
# Fast menu for selecting variables and functions
# Results history
# Normal/Polar/parameter graphs
# Tracing of functions in all modes
# Table mode for functions
# Installable version of EasyCalc with no graphs, you'll save about 20K of space, installable version with/without special functions
# Raffael added/improved many functions regarding some hard mathematics.
# Added popup-menu for built-in functions
# Some small changes to UI
# If you select the text and press a function button (e.g. sin), the selected text gets inserted into the function.
# Export to memopad. If you want import from memopad, write me, I'm not sure if it is a useful feature and I'll not add it until somone writes.
# Function/variable name can have letters 'G-Z' and numbers as part of their name

Check it out here.

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