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Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments

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  • Subject: [mg97223] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments
  • From: Szabolcs <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 05:53:38 -0500 (EST)
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On Mar 7, 9:36 am, Peltio <pel... at twilight.zone> wrote:
> David Park wrote:
> > There were hundreds
> > of responses with some threads going to great depth. As far as I could =
find,
> > there was not a single mention of Mathematica and only one reference to
> > using a CAS. Everything else concerned the merits of C++, Perl, List,
> > Fortran etc. To  me, this again was incredible.
>
> It seems to me that the alternatives listed are all Open and Free.
> Mathematica has very favorable student licences, but what happen when
> the student leave school/uni? The price, albeit justifiable, is very
> high for a yet-to-be-employed graduate. It may be better to learn basic
> tools one can afford later on.

Except that none of the tools above were meant for the same purpose as
CASs/Mathematica.

> IMHO.

Humbleness and asserting one's unsolicited opinion are pretty much
contradictory.


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