The

**MacTutor History of Mathematics archive** is a
website maintained by John J. O'Connor and

Edmund F. Robertson and hosted by the University of St
Andrews in Scotland. It
contains detailed

biographies on many
historical and contemporary

mathematicians, as well as information on
famous

curves and various topics in the

history of mathematics.

The History of Mathematics archive is part of a larger project, the

**Mathematical MacTutor system**, by the same authors,
which is an 18-megabyte

HyperCard
database. MacTutor covers a wide range of mathematical topics,
though its contents have been biased by the interests and
enthusiasms of its authors. They have concentrated on areas where
O'Connor and Robertson think that the computer, and particularly
graphics capabilities of the

Apple
Macintosh, can give insights not available in other ways. Thus,
in addition to the

calculus topics that one
would expect to find in any mathematical software, MacTutor is
particularly strong in

geometry,

algebra (and in particular,

group theory),

graph
theory,

number theory as well as
stacks on

statistics,

matrices and

complex analysis.

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