Javier,
If you answer in that forum, then you have Mathcad running in your PC. So you know how easy it is to use. Because you write the job like on paper.
Mathematica has more in it. How much more ?
Is it something that one could not twist in Mathcad ? I'm not expert enough.
One thing for sure, you can not move objects in Mathematica. Very low compatibility with others.
Not compatible with Excel.
Graphing is simply pen in the neck. Although at the end it will produce graphs that Mathcad can not. Mathematica works by lines. Very awful for document presentation.
If you are used to script an equation: this is the way Mathematica understand.
I tortured both about hypergeometric functions.
Both do nice and well, but Mathcad so easier.
Mathcad quick plot is lot more powerful and simpler to use. I mean in terms of putting points, functions, several variables. They both have: splines (cubic,B B�zier), polyroots ...etc
I became mad to kill with Mathematica about three things:
1_ Ln is not neperian logarithm but log(10)
I spent over 50 hours trying an equation
2_ In Mathcad you can plot directly x^3 in the �
range. Not in Mathematica. You must instruct
her before. How to find the instruction !!!
3_ In my 4.0 version, there is a catastrophic bug
in the numerical package for the Pad�
approximation. I gave Wolfram all to correct
it. About four months later nobody understood
the bug. What kind of answer I received !!!!
Definitely Mathematica is not organized as a working tool. Their tutorial is good. Not enough examples about the real life.
This morning, I posted for help about reducing a continued fraction into the form P(x)/Q(x), that I don't know how to do in Mathcad. May be Mathematica will do it [not tried yet].
It's important to note that there is an immense free libairy of superb Mathcad work sheets.
For the best looking graphs: then I use Origin.
But it's not a math tool like Mathcad.
Now, I only consult Mathematica.
You see Javier, it depends also the intended use of a tool: look at it or use it ?
I can live with Mathcad inconveniences but not with the Mathematica ones.