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## Graphical Resources In the Undergraduate Mathematics
Curriculum

Over the short history of the Windows/Linux platforms in the UIUC grafiXlab (3 years) we have accumulated a
fair number of very promising geometrical software packages. However, there has never been a proper evaluation
of their suitability. This NSF-VIGRE sponsored REU project plans to do this in a systematic way.

The packages we will evaluate are not "general purpose," like the 3 Big Ms: Mathematica,
Maple and Matlab. They are small, often free or very inexpensive, and they do a specific job.
Some do depend on non-trivial substrate software, such as Java, DirectX, OpenGL.

This website chronicles the progress of the project. It will be frequently updated and changed. For
a start we have collected the websites describing the projects. Additional information will be
added as it becomes available.

We are currently evaluating the following programs for laboratory and classroom use:

Geometry
Explorer

Cinderella

DP Graph

Graphing Calculator

Geometer’s Sketchpad

Cabri

Evolver

Geomview

illiView

Javaview

Meshview

SnagIt

Animagic

Imageforge

Here are a few other geometry packages that may be of interest.