Cantor is an application that lets you use your favorite mathematical applications from within a nice KDE-integrated Worksheet Interface. It offers assistant dialogs for common tasks and allows you to share your worksheets with others.


  • 11 backends are currently available: Julia, KAlgebra, Lua, Maxima, Octave, Python 2 and 3, Qalculate, R, Sage, and Scilab;
  • Nice Worksheet view for evaluating expressions;
  • View of plotting results inside the worksheet or in a separate window;
  • Easy plugin based structure to add different Backends;
  • GetHotNewStuff integration to retrieve and share worksheets;
  • Typesetting of mathematical formulas using LaTeX;
  • Backend aware syntax highlighting;
  • Plugin based assistant dialogs for common tasks (like integrating a function or entering a matrix);
  • Integration of the selected environment's help in the user interface.

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Cantor is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.