Computer Algebra on the iPhone – coming soon.

October 6th, 2008 | Categories: iPhone, math software | Tags:

SpaceTime 3.0 has been ported over to the iPhone and will be available soon according to the product’s web page. Since I don’t have an iPhone, it is highly unlikely that I will ever get to try this port but I have used SpaceTime on my Windows Mobile phone and, in my opinion at least, it is probably the best computer algebra system available for mobile devices. The next best thing to having Mathematica on your mobile phone!

One thing that immediately jumped out at me is the price increase for the iPhone version. It costs $19.99 for the Windows Mobile version but (at the time of writing) it seems that the iPhone version is going to sell for $29.99. I wonder if there is any extra functionality for the additional 10 bucks?

  1. October 13th, 2009 at 22:44
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    Since your post has been created, a lot of time has passed. In that time, I have created a competing Computer Algebra System for the iPhone called PocketCAS ( It has similarly advanced math features but lacks plotting support yet.

    Mike, if you by now have an iPhone or iPod touch, I’d be happy to provide you with an App Store promo code for a free copy of PocketCAS pro, especially if you posted a review.



  2. Mike Croucher
    October 14th, 2009 at 15:33
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    Hi Daniel

    PocketCas looks nice so thanks for letting me know about it and thanks for the kind offer of a review copy. Unfortunately I don’t have either an iPhone or an iPod touch so I can’t try it out.

    I went down the Android route so if ever port your code to that platform then let me know.

    Best Wishes,