I recently wanted to compute the solution to 40*x = 200*(1- cos(x)). This is want I put into WolframAlpha, a sort-of pseudo code that I thought expressed what I wanted:
solve(40*x == 200*(1 - cos(x)), x)
Naturally with WA, this worked nicely. I even could have just put into the equation, and it would have solved it. Now, I know that
sympy can probably solve it, and the syntax may not be far off, but I would still need to import sympy and declare x as a sympy symbol at least. But crucially, I'm not sure if this is the right syntax, and for quick calculations like this, it would be nice to not needing to care.
Is there an open source math program that has some "slack" in its syntax and has an extremely low overhead (i.e. no "unnecessary" declaration of variables etc.) for simple problems (it does not need to be as powerful or comprehensive as Mathematica/WA) such as this?