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Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments

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  • Subject: [mg97295] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments
  • From: Sebastian Meznaric <meznaric at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 05:35:26 -0500 (EST)
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I don't think Mathematica should replace mathematics. It is an
important tool, but very importantly, a commercial closed-source tool.
It costs a great deal of money and you do not know what it is doing
(although most of the time it gives correct results). Only systems
that can be considered to generally replace Mathematics have got to be
open source (although I admit I do not use any). If at least the basis
of Mathematica was made open-source with paid-for support from Wolfram
that would make things a lot better. As it stands, we should not chain
people to commercial software.


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