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To use Freestyle Solve, you must be using a Tablet PC running Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. If you do not have this, please see the "Note for Non-Tablet Owners."

It's easy to get started with Freestyle Solve. Just follow these steps:
  1. Install one of the supported Computer Algebra Systems listed below.
  2. Install Freestyle Solve. Freestyle Solve uses Microsoft's ClickOnce technology to manage application updates. Microsoft Internet Explorer users can just follow the link. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, please install the Firefox ClickOnce extension so that you can install Freestyle Solve. If you are using another browser, please see this page.
  3. Watch our short demo video to see how it works.

Supported Computer Algebra Systems

Freestyle Solve uses external software to perform calculations and algebraic manipulations for you. Here is a list of the software packages supported by Freestyle Solve:

Software Name Description Supported Versions
Maplesoft Maple Maple is a commercially-available Computer Algebra System developed by Maplesoft, a privately held company headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

None of the developers are currently licensed to use Maple, so we will not be able to support new versions as they are released, nor will we be able to add new features to our existing support.

YACAS YACAS is an open-source Computer Algebra System developed by a community of volunteers. It is licensed under the GNU GPL and is therefore free to download.

Download a ZIP file of one of the supported Windows versions of YACAS. We suggest that you create a new directory in your Program Files directory called "yacas" and unzip YACAS to that directory.


Note for Non-Tablet Owners

If you do not have a Tablet PC, you can try out our software on a regular PC running Windows XP. You will need to download and install the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Software Development Kit 1.7.

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