Re: Useful Dumb User Questions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg9045] Re: Useful Dumb User Questions*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 01:42:24 -0400*Organization*: University of Western Australia*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Matthias Weber wrote: > It would be possible to write a > front end with a nice interface (graphical, whatever you want) > which however restricts the input to simple expressions. That is, > only input would be accepted with intuitive meaning such that a > beginning user could solve his/her problems. The design of such a > front end would be the hard part, and probably one should indeed > pick some hundred people from the addressed user group to test > it out. > This way only a subset of Mathematica's abilities would be > available, but it would be instantly to use. > I myself would welcome such a front end very much for educational > purposes -- we have just given up the idea of using Mathematica > for teaching undergraduates because of that sort of difficulties. Such a thing exists. Have a look at Liebniz: http://www.athenet.net/~jgregg/Leibniz.html Cheers, Paul ____________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: +61-8-9380-2734 Department of Physics Fax: +61-8-9380-1014 The University of Western Australia Nedlands WA 6907 mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au AUSTRALIA http://www.pd.uwa.edu.au/~paul God IS a weakly left-handed dice player ____________________________________________________________________