Re: Mathematica and Computer Science

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg31510] Re: [mg31468] Mathematica and Computer Science*From*: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>*Date*: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 04:55:45 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200111071030.FAA26510@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I use Mathematica mainly for enjoyment, although it has been enormously helpful for me in areas such as probability, statistics and actuarial science related problem-solving with simulation techniques; big file handling; data analysis; textual analysis, and a lot of other things. In particular, I have nothing to do with computer-science related problems, but if you look at one of the add-on packages in Mathematica, namely DiscreteMath`Combinatorica`, you'll find there a prodigious amount of material related to graph and network problems. I can refer, for example, to functions such as ShortestPath, BipartiteMatching, MaximalMatching, and NetworkFlow, which at least in their names seem to correspond to the problems you mention. As for the other field, I suggest you look at the add-on package DiscreteMath`ComputationalGeometry`, where you'll find functions such as ConvexHull, DelaunayTriangulation and VoronoiDiagram. There is also a splendid book by Tom Wickham-Jones, "Mathematica Graphics", which contains a collection of related packages, such as ExtendGraphics`SimpleHull` and ExtendGraphics`Delaunay`, among others. To answer your last question, the packages are already there, but I don't think that is reason enough for me to go into that kind of problems (too complicated). Tomas Garza Mexico City ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andreas Crauser" <Andreas.Crauser at algorithmic-solutions.com> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg31510] [mg31468] Mathematica and Computer Science > Hello, > > it would be very helpful if you could shortly describe for what kind > of problems Mathematica is used by yourself. > > - Are you using Mathematica for any kind of computer science related problems > like graph or network problems (shortest path, weighted matching, network flow, > etc.) > or geometry problems (like convex hulls, voronoi diagrams, delaunay > triangulation, ...)? > > - Would you use Mathematica for these kinds of problems if there would be a > suitable > extension package ? > > Thanks for your help! > > Sincerely, > > Andreas Crauser > >

**References**:**Mathematica and Computer Science***From:*Andreas Crauser <Andreas.Crauser@algorithmic-solutions.com>