Mathnium is a program for interactive numerical computations. With its comprehensive library of functions for a variety of problems in applied mathematics, and with its facilities for the definition and manipulation of arrays of numbers as basic data objects, Mathnium allows you to solve numerical problems rather painlessly and without a great deal of programming effort.
You can also extend the capabilities of Mathnium by using it as a programming language. While it is not a general purpose language, its facilities are more than sufficient for you to be able to implement your algorithms in a manner which is not only extremely concise but also very close to the mathematical description of the algorithms.
This software is written in Java, and it provides convenient language constructs that enable you to use existing Java classes without additional programming. As a result, very large number of existing libraries of Java classes, most of them available from open source projects, can be very easily used within the Mathnium environment.
Mathnium is inspired by Matlab, a very successful and versatile language for scientific computing. Although it should be possible to execute within the Mathnium environment a Matlab program that does not use any functions that are not in the Mathnium library, no attempt has been made (or is planned) to make Mathnium completely compatibile with Matlab.
· Java 2 Standard Edition Runtime Environment