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Re: Looking for more Mathematica online user groups/forums

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  • Subject: [mg98808] Re: Looking for more Mathematica online user groups/forums
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 01:29:11 -0400 (EDT)
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As you say, this group is really pretty fantastic for help. Sounds as 
though you want a lot more for free. 24hr turnaround is pretty good for 
any commercial software help, and that is about what you get with this 



meitnik wrote:
> WRI,
> Since Home edition offers me only 30 days tech support and I am not a
> student around other Mathematica using students on a campus. And
> buying expensive books does only cover so much (And many are outdated
> or does not cover areas outside of math like the Frontend), where on
> the internet do I find help thats more real time? This group has been
> very helpful, but I want more rapid turn around time, and someone to
> teach why some code is good and mine is bad so I learn from mistakes .
> And a big thanks for the few who has taught me well. :-)
> I do find it strange there is not a more active WRI collection of
> people part of a tech support forum somewhere. A whiteboard version of
> the FE to aid in support could be a good direction. Collaborative
> editing FE in real time somehow? How about a Home Ed users forum on
> WRI site??
> Or perhaps allow Home Edition users email support; if it is so, be
> clear it is so and how long the turn around time for a reply. Or
> encourage local universities to create local Mathematica support
> groups.
> Mathematics is a social activity as much as any other creative one;
> helping each other is a great way to enjoy learning.
> Andrew, seeking some shoulders to stand on ;-)

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