Cassiopeia free download for Mac


29 March 2017

Scientific word processing and symbolic algebra system.


Cassiopeia is a scientific word-processing and symbolic-algebra system. It includes a MathML-based equation editor, a 2D graph module, a simulation module and exports to LaTeX and HTML. Cassiopeia stores its documents in a relational database management system and therefore allows multi-user access to a common document repository (co-editing in a workgroup).

The published price is that of a perpetual license. Full pricing info can be found here.

What's new in Cassiopeia

Version 2.4.0:
  • The installation and setup procedure was optimized. Cassiopeia selects and downloads the correct database package for your system automatically now when you login for the first time. This gets you started in seconds (depending on your internet bandwidth).
  • Cassiopeia also automatically installs a basic LaTeX package if no pdflatex binary is found on your machine. A LaTeX package is required to compile automatically generated LaTeX files (for your documents) into PDFs.
  • A few minor issues in the equation editor were fixed.
  • Fractions automatically show parentheses now when they are moved into a super part (e.g. squared).
  • Conversion of TIFFs, PNGs, JPGs,... to PDF did not work properly on some machines when generating LaTeX for a document. Fixed!
  • The default database was updated (current scheme) to simplify the installation procedure.
  • A new licensing scheme was introduced. License keys issued in the past remain valid.
  • Selected parts in equations and now automatically moved into the first subpart of a newly created scheme part (e.g. root, parenthesis,...).
  • Pasting text directly below a section title caused the pasted text to inherit the section title attributes. Fixed!

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3 Cassiopeia Reviews

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06 April 2013

Most helpful

$320 ??!!! I can write directly in LaTex and save ( lots of ) money !! Or if I want a W.P I'd go for Pages.
Like (3)
Version 1.1.9
29 May 2015
Whooaa. Even Markdown and multimarkdown text editors with the appropriate plug-ins will do this for 10 times less money.
Version 2.1.3
1 answer(s)
12 June 2015
"will do this"?? Have you guys even read the program description

* scientific word processing (WYSIWYG)
* human readable document format (XML)
* a highly efficient equation editor
* a symbolic algebra system
* a 2D graph module
* a simulation module
* multi user access for co-editing in workgroups
* management of documents in a database
* LaTeX export for printing
* HTML export for WWW publishing

or watched one of the intro videos?

Scientific Word processing for Mac OS X:

Cassiopeia - Getting Started:

May be you should do so and then reconsider your statement! This is what users have written after actually trying Cassiopeia:

* "Having some positive experience with its predecessor 'ScientificAssistant' I decided to switch from pure flat LaTeX editing to the integrated publishing system Cassiopeia. I'm impressed: I haven't seen such a full blown LaTeX/MathML based document management system before. Furthermore, I haven't seen a DMS with computer algebra capabilities! Besides its functional merits the system is very stable. I'm satisfied with the adaptation of Cassiopeia in my core writing flows."

Otto Lange, Physicist

* "This tool is amazing. It is very useful for science and any type of research that requires the efficient handling of complex matematical expressions. Immediate calculation, simplification and plotting of functions directly in the scientific text. I can just say, it's amazing!"

Steven H., Electrical Engineer

* "Finding a good document editor for Mac that can handle equations, graph plotting, and LaTeX is tough. I've found that Cassiopeia has been the perfect way to introduce myself to LaTeX without too steep a learning curve. As a student software like this is invaluable, and I'm finding myself using it daily. Really nice that the developers are so helpful as well, I had the solution to a font problem that I encountered within hours, even when I emailed at 9pm."

Ari Cooper-Davis, Natural Sciences Student

* "I am so inspired by and grateful for what Advanced Science has created and especially with there determination to keep improving this software despite not getting a smidgen of the recognignition they deserve. This is one of the very few gems that I have found on my quest to find the best free (college student) tools available to optimize my workflow, and it alone, allows me to justify the countless hours I've spent on the hunt. I am very excited about the update with cloud, it will undoubtedly haul in more users. I also love your videos and can't wait to watch the new tutorials. I truly appreciate your unique software! I can't wait for the day that I can make a nice donation to support your endeavors!"

Quinton Pressley, Mechanical Engineer
06 April 2013
$320 ??!!! I can write directly in LaTex and save ( lots of ) money !! Or if I want a W.P I'd go for Pages.
Like (3)
Version 1.1.9
06 April 2013
$320? They can place any price tag they want for sure, but it seems that Microsoft Office with Equation Editor makes more sense than this application. I've never used Cassiopeia.
Like (1)
Version 1.1.9