Genius Mathematics Tool 1.0.26 Is Released
Genius is a fully featured calculator somewhat similar to programs like Matlab and Octave. It is written by math professor Jiří Lebl with mathematicians in mind. The latest version supports evaluations in the range boxes in the plotting window and it has numerous minor fixes under the hood.
Genius is one of the oldest GNOME projects still being maintained. It was first released all the way back in 1997. It is programmable, it has 2D and 3D plotting, support for rational numbers and it has a it's own programming language.
Genius is written by Jiří Lebl, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Oklahoma State University in USA. He had this to say about the latest 1.0.26 in the release-announcement:
"A number of fixes and minor improvements has again amassed in git requiring a release of the pressure. The file dialogs are native now, starting gnome-genius twice no longer starts a global pandemic (sorry about that), and the range boxes in the plotting window are now evaluated so that one can put actual expressions there like pi^2. Plus a bunch of other minor issues were fixed, leading to more stability in the middle east (and everywhere else where genius is run)."
You can acquire the technology from The Genious homepage, where you can find a useful wiki with some fun GEL code, is at www.jirka.org/genius.html. The Genious 1.0.26 source-code is available at download.gnome.org/sources/genius/1.0/. All the distributions has it in their repositories. You can install the previous version 1.0.25 using your distributions regular repositories if you want to try it without compiling it from source. Most distributions will likely offer the new version in their repositories within a few weeks.