What should Mma be?

*To*: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu*Subject*: What should Mma be?*From*: Tapio Luttinen <100013.2275 at compuserve.com>*Date*: 03 Dec 92 02:33:51 EST

Hi Mathgroupers, Concerning the discussion about the essence of Mma in the future. In my opinion Mathematica should be developed both as a mathematical and presentation tool. 1) Having to use other programs to present the results means that I have to do part of the job twice. This is contrary to the basic idea of Mma - Let a computer do the routine work. 2) Good looking graphics is a marketing aid that increases the sales. This makes it possible to spend more on R&D. If Mathematica is a tool for research workers in universities only, the resources to develop mathematical algorithms would be smaller. So, good looking graphics enables better mathematical algorithms. Tapio +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Tapio Luttinen Tel. (work) +358 (18) 524-252 | | TL Consulting Engineers Ltd. Tel. (home) +358 (18) 563-332 | | Vesijarvenkatu 26 A Tel. (mobile) +358 (49) 350-298 | | 15140 Lahti Fax +358 (18) 830-660 | | FINLAND E-mail 100013.2275 at compuserve.com | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+