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Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments

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  • Subject: [mg97263] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 01:07:51 -0500 (EST)
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AES wrote:
> 
> But the idea that these results, along with all the underlying analysis, 
> will then also have to be "delivered" (presented, displayed, put on 
> screen) (and also organized, maintained, cataloged, re-purposed, 
> modified, edited, annotated), using (and _only_ using) Mathematica and 
> Mathematica notebooks, is just, in my considered opinion, an absolute 
> non-starter -- and a _highly_ destructive concept as well, in its impact 
> on the usability of Mathematica for what it's really good at (and where 
> it in fact really has very limited competition).
> 

And yet, there have never been more ways for Mathematica to communicate 
its results with other software. It supports huge numbers of 
import/export formats, and programming interfaces such as J/Link.

If you have a point, I think it primarily relates to documentation.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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