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    First, I guess I should say I'm back. I'll discuss the details in another thread. In my recent sabbatical, I installed Gentoo. I got quite good at Gentoo to. But there were some issues that irritated me. I then gave *buntu a try. Over all quite good. One thing I have noticed though, is that with Gentoo and *buntu there is a lot more software for math and science. Using a package called "dmaths" for libreoffice gives some nice extended abilities. This "dmaths" is not in the openSUSE repos. I already checked the wiki and the closest I can find is; http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Science_Math which is still so much more limited than the other distros. Am I missing something? By the way, I am running openSUSE 13.1

    On another topic, it might be fun to 1) get portage working on openSUSE and 2) integrate it into YaST. I don't see it being to complicated since portage is python. If you all remember, I was able to integrate smart package manager into YaST.
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    Default Re: Mathematics and Physics

    Welcome back Jonathan. Isn't dmaths just a LO extension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Welcome back Jonathan. Isn't dmaths just a LO extension?
    Possibly, but the other distros include it as a package to install.
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    Default Re: Mathematics and Physics

    On Tue 13 May 2014 10:26:02 PM CDT, Jonathan R wrote:


    deano_ferrari;2643080 Wrote:
    > Welcome back Jonathan. Isn't dmaths just a LO extension?


    Possibly, but the other distros include it as a package to install.


    Hi
    Just download an open with LibreOffice and it will add it?
    http://extensions.libreoffice.org/ex...leases/3.5.1.9

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Just download an open with LibreOffice and it will add it?
    http://extensions.libreoffice.org/ex...leases/3.5.1.9
    Ditto to this (as I was hinting at in my last post).

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    Even with out the libreoffice extension, there are still a lot of physics and mathematic packages that openSUSE doesn't have and other distros do. In my opinion, this is one area where openSUSE need some attention, especially since there is openSUSE Education. You'd think that the Education repo would contain more, and while it does contain more than the base distro, it's still not even close to other distros.
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    On 2014-05-14, Jonathan R <Jonathan_R@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > Even with out the libreoffice extension, there are still a lot of
    > physics and mathematic packages that openSUSE doesn't have and other
    > distros do. In my opinion, this is one area where openSUSE need some
    > attention, especially since there is openSUSE Education. You'd think
    > that the Education repo would contain more, and while it does contain
    > more than the base distro, it's still not even close to other distros.


    As a scientist, I'd say openSUSE, with the Science repo added, fulfils almost all my needs. But I'm suprised if a
    mathematician or physicist is using LibreOffice rather than LaTeX/TeX!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymail View Post
    On 2014-05-14, Jonathan R <Jonathan_R@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > Even with out the libreoffice extension, there are still a lot of
    > physics and mathematic packages that openSUSE doesn't have and other
    > distros do. In my opinion, this is one area where openSUSE need some
    > attention, especially since there is openSUSE Education. You'd think
    > that the Education repo would contain more, and while it does contain
    > more than the base distro, it's still not even close to other distros.


    As a scientist, I'd say openSUSE, with the Science repo added, fulfils almost all my needs. But I'm suprised if a
    mathematician or physicist is using LibreOffice rather than LaTeX/TeX!
    ..I know a lot of physicists that use msoffice and libreoffice...:-)
    ...but, is there a science repo???:-) :-) interesting...

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    On 2014-05-14, pier andreit <pier_andreit@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > ..I know a lot of physicists that use msoffice and libreoffice...:-)
    > ...but, is there a science repo???:-) :-) interesting...


    Code:
    sh-4.2$ su -
    sh-4.2$ zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/science/openSUSE_13.1/ "science"
    sh-4.2$ exit

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    The science repo sorta helped. I wish there were more apps for diffeq's and linear algebra, and so on. Now I have the dubious task of learning these various apps. I fancy myself as a theoretical physicist hobbyist. My lab is my mind. Now I gotta get my math caught up with my physics.
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