Re: Re: Useful Dumb User Questions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg9209] Re: [mg9045] Re: Useful Dumb User Questions*From*: "Brett H. Barnhart" <brettb>*Date*: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 02:03:22 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Joe Gregg will be doing a presentation on the Liebniz Front end at the Developer Conference next week. Brett Barnhart At 01:42 AM 10/9/97 -0400, Paul Abbott wrote: >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 >____________________________________________________________________ > > Brett H. Barnhart Business Development Wolfram Research 100 Trade Center Dr Champaign, Il 61820 217-398-0700 ext 523 217-398-0747 (fax) brettb at wolfram.com http://www.wolfram.com/~brettb *Check out our 1997 Mathematica Developer Conference at http://www.wolfram.com/devconf97