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Re: Developing Applications using Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg77123] Re: [mg77058] Developing Applications using Mathematica
  • From: "Richard Palmer" <rhpalmer at>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 03:51:46 -0400 (EDT)
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Good questions!

I think Mathematica can do the job.  The question is whether it can do it cost
effectively.  That revolves around the costs to deploy it.  It would
be interesting to hear some person from Wolfram talk about costs
around various deployment schemes.


On 6/2/07, Coleman, Mark <Mark.Coleman at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm curious about the feasibility of using Mathematica as part of large-scale
> business application within my company. I know there are various ways
> one can make use of Mathematica kernel functionality using non-Mathematica user
> interface elements, e.g., via MathLink or WebMathematica. I was wondering if
> anyone could share experiences they have in building applications --
> particularly in a business rather than an academic environment -- using
> Mathematica. For my project, we need to distribute an application to over 1000
> users across the U.S. If I could use Mathematica as the calculation engine, the
> development process would be orders of magnitude simpler. I know that in
> theory this sort of this is possible, but I'm very curious as to the how
> it might be effectively done.
> And a follow-up question. Given the interesting new dynamic interface
> features in Mathematica v6, could one build the entire application in
> Mathematica, user interface and all, and then deploy it on a large scale
> to non-Mathematica users?
> Thanks,
> -Mark

Richard Palmer
Cell 508 982-7266

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