EUROCOMP has announced the release of version 3.1 of its award winning mathematics software PocketCAS for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Version 3.1 adds several new features like improvements for presenting results as well as compatibility with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. It is discounted by 75 percent for a short while.
PocketCAS is a very advanced computer algebra system which turns an iPhone or iPod touch into a device capable of calculating complicated mathematical problems in just seconds. The main target group are scientists, mathematicians and students. PocketCAS makes their everyday work a lot easier. Apart from calculating symbolic derivatives and taylor series expansions as well as plotting cartesian and polar functions, PocketCAS computes symbolic integrals, simplifies expressions and does advanced linear algebra. A vast amount of more than 500 functions enable PocketCAS to solve almost every mathematical problem.
The integrated function plotter makes it easy to visualize formulas. Users can graph cartesian as well as polar functions without having to worry about plot settings. Ease of use has always been EUROCOMP’s main goal developing software. PocketCAS ships with nine tutorials. There’s also an easily accessible and clear searchable list of all available functions. The list is combined with examples and syntax information for almost every available function.
Almost every object in PocketCAS can be printed or exported as PDF or image. Be it the whole document, a plot, an entry or just a single formula – it can be exported for use in other applications.
Special care has been taken in order to make text input a breeze. When working with a CAS, there’s a lot of different functions one might want to enter (PocketCAS is a lot more powerful than a regular scientific calculator). The iPhone’s touchscreen is not very large and as much space as possible should be available for the calculations. PocketCAS therefore introduces a special mathematical keyboard with different sections. When tapping a function’s key, it will be entered including braces, with the cursor in between. If text was selected prior to pressing a function key, the previously selected text will automatically be used as the argument for the entered function.
PocketCAS makes it easy to compose physical formulas. Built-in constants and physical units allow to enter formulas from a textbook without having to substitute constants manually. Entering large matrices by hand can be a huge pain, so PocketCAS’ visual matrix editor assists with this task.
PocketCAS is available in two different versions. For many uses, the free version PocketCAS lite may be sufficient. It serves as a great scientific calculator and allows to plot one function at a time. PocketCAS pro adds more sophisticated CAS functions like symbolic integration and advanced linear algebra and also plots multiple functions at once.
Language Support:
English and German
PocketCAS lite 3.1 is Free and PocketCAS pro 3.1 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Both applications are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. For more detailed information, please have a look at the PocketCAS homepage. Qualified reviewers are welcome to ask for a free promo code. Should you find PocketCAS worth a note, we’d be more than happy to receive a short reference via email. The application icon, screenshots and more press material are available from the application’s website.