Re: Re: Mathematica can't win against TigerWoods

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg19815] Re: [mg19765] Re: [mg19677] Mathematica can't win against TigerWoods*From*: "Andrzej Kozlowski" <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>*Date*: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 01:36:57 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Leszek Sczniecki wrote: >> As for it being a tool for "the scientific middle class" and "way to weak >> for people, who do serious mathematics or theoretical physics", well let me >> fist say that I have used it to do computations that lead me to discover >> published results in topology. > Congratulations! Lucky you! Mathematica contains virtually no built-in functions or packages useful in algebraic topology. Still every year I see a few containing computations done with Mathematica. In fact it's quite obvious you can't expect to use ready made packages in research. If a problem could be solved in this way someone would have done it already, probably the author of the package. There are no hundred dollar bills lying on the street. >> "Let me say by the way that this LISP started off as a three-hundred lines >> of Mathematica. I invented this LISP using Mathematica as my programming >> tool; I wrote this LISP interpreter in Mathematica. That way I could play >> with my LISP and try it out as the design evolved. Mathematica is the most >> powerful programming language that I know. " >>(G.J. Chaitin, "The Limits of Mathematics", p. 76). > Sorry, you proved nothing. What do you mean by "proved"? Chaitin used Mathematica to do some pretty spectacular things. And he knows a lot about programming. -- Andrzej Kozlowski Toyama International University JAPAN http://sigma.tuins.ac.jp http://eri2.tuins.ac.jp