E-Z Solve is a numerical computing environment. Created by Intellipro, Inc., E-Z Solve allows the user to write virtually any combination of differential equations (ODE's) and algebraic equations, including parameters, user-defined functions and lookup tables.
According to the developer, other features include:
- the ability to create user-defined functions implementing logic and looping structures to be referenced in equation sets;
- the capacity to store multiple equation sets in one file (or session), providing an excellent tool for comparing results from different models;
- the "Sweep" function, which provides the capability of solving the system for a set of varying parameters and/or initial conditions;
- the ability to view solution results in a spreadsheet link data grid, or graphically on 2D and 3D graphs;
- the capacity for plotting any number and combination of variables and their functions, on 2D and 3D graphs, to produce component-vs-time, phase-plane or any type of user-defined graph.
E-Z Solve offers some variety in numerical methods, including the Euler method, the Runge-Kutta (4,5) pair, Adams-Moulton orders 1-12 and BDF orders 1-5. (By comparison, MATLAB, offers only the Runge-Kutta (2nd & 3rd) and (4th & 5th) order methods).
However, the processing capacity of E-Z Solve would be inadequate for anything but medium-scale projects, as the number of variables per session is limited to 50, and the number of first-order differential equations cannot exceed 30.
Additionally, E-Z Solve has relatively obscure error messages, and it sometimes seems to struggle even with linear equations. A sample error message can be seen here. The descriptive text reads as:"Error. Out of range."
Consulting the software's documentation results in 0 matches for the error message.
Sometimes even seemingly innocuous functions such as:
can lead to the error.
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