Free mathcad alternative, SMath Studio, updated. Now with Units!
Andrey Ivashov’s free Mathcad alternative for Windows, Linux and Windows Mobile has recently been updated to version 0.87.3728 beta. This is a significant new release for SMath studio since this beta version adds support for units – possibly one of the most requested features on Andrey’s user forums.
I last looked at SMath Studio back in September 2009 and Andrey has made a lot of progress since then. As well as adding support for units and fixing some bugs he has added a whole host of user interface improvements including
- Dynamic assistance – SMath Studio can now be set to give you syntax hints and tips as you type your code.
- Support for plugins – Now we can all write something for SMath Studio
- A much smoother looking user interface – SMath Studio now looks much more professional than before
This fantastic free alternative to Mathcad is going from strength to strength and I am really enjoying watching its progress. Andrey has produced something that is genuinely useful, multiplatform, fun to use and, most importantly of all, he listens to his users. Well worth a download.