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Re: Comparison between Mathematica and other symbolic systems

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  • Subject: [mg92402] Re: [mg92378] Comparison between Mathematica and other symbolic systems
  • From: "peter lindsay" <pl.0 at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:46:19 -0400 (EDT)
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hello Paolo

I'm not sure direct comparison and discussion of other products
is encouraged in this forum.
It might be better to ask experts directly?

2008/9/30 Paolo Bientinesi <pauldj at>

> Hi everybody,
> As part of a presentation to students, I will have to support the
> claim that "Mathematica is better than other systems when it comes to
> symbolic computations". Some experts in other systems will be
> giving a 15 min presentation to convince the audience of the contrary,
> and then it will be my turn.
> At this point I am quite clueless on how to make my point across.
> First of all, I am not at all familiar with any other system's
> symbolic toolboxes, so I don't know what are the weaknesses. Also, I
> am not sure what kind of demo could really make an impression on
> graduate students and colleagues.
> Has any of you any experience on this? Ideas? Suggestions?
> Thank you!
> --
> Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Ph.D.
> RWTH Aachen University, AICES
> pauldj at
> pauldj at

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