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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

formula, symbolic, calculation, engineering, maths, writer
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Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 08:54
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4: Yes
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4.x?

The iMath extension for intelligent formulas enables numeric and symbolic calculations inside a Writer document. The development of iMath was prompted by a problem which I often encountered doing calculations in my profession as a mechanical engineer. I would first begin writing out the problem on paper, putting together the necessary equations, and then turn to a spreadsheet to do the actual calculations. iMath is meant to integrate this process in a single Writer document.
See also the CompPad project which has a similar goal, and CmathOOoCAS which adds symbolic capabilities to calc. Both projects appear to be unmaintained, though.

How to use iMath is described in the iMath wiki and illustrated by examples in iMath-tour.odt,which you can find in the subdirectory matching your iMath version.

Please see the wiki documentation for details on known working configurations of iMath, OpenOffice and Windows. You might need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (search for "vcredist" on the Microsoft website). If you have the option, I would highly recommend to use iMath on Linux, since the Windows platform requires a number of workarounds for specific Windows instabilities. These workarounds result in a much slower performance of iMath on Windows as compared to Linux.

On Linux, iMath is best installed through my PPA.

Please use the tracking system to report bugs and make feature requests, or mail me at jrheinlaender a.t. users _ sourceforge _ net.


Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
2.2.2 Windows 4.1 10/05/2018 - 13:51 More information Download
2.2.0 Windows 4.1 20/07/2017 - 15:22 More information Download
2.1.4 Windows 4.1 30/07/2016 - 12:20 More information Download
2.1.1 Windows 4.1 12/06/2015 - 12:01 More information Download
2.1.0 Windows 4.1 21/10/2014 - 14:36 More information Download
2.0.3 Linux, Windows 4.0 20/08/2013 - 11:06 More information Download



please give me some feedback on your interest in this extension. Otherwise I will consider dropping support for OpenOffice and concentrate on LibreOffice instead.