looking to introduce a mathematics program in my work, I would have 2 uses:
- In a classroom (high school level), providing good visualisation of physics ideas, and making my lecture more interactive. An example is the Mathematica demonstrations project, or simple interactive plots.
- Symbolic computation, I work with noncommutative geometry, algebras, etc.
I have very limited experience with mathematics programs and zero with programming. I use Ubuntu at work and a Mac at home. I avoid the terminal most of the time, but I use it when it seems the only solution (with a lot of copy pasting). I use Latex to write mathematics.
Mathematica seems amazing and easy, but if the school license seems a bit expensive with the current exchange rate, the one for research is out of the question.
The Jupyter notebook and the Sagemath alternatives seems nice, but I don't know Python, not sure how complicated it's going to be implementing them, and how much time consuming could be producing simple presentations.
A few questions then:
- Are those my best alternatives?
- Are they good for my classroom like I explained?
- How difficult would be implementing them compared with Mathematica?
- Sagemath seems to have a bunch of different languages, should I focus in a specific one (like Maxima, or R)?