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Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments

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  • Subject: [mg97321] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments
  • From: mike.honeychurch at gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:20:48 -0500 (EST)
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On Mar 10, 5:32 am, Peltio <pel... at twilight.zone> wrote:
> Ingolf Dahl wrote:
> > Some of these alternatives can only be considered to be free as long as=
 you
> > count your own time as free.
>
> Free as in 'free beer', but also as in 'free speech'. As more functions
> get moved into the kernel, customization becomes hard if not
> unfeasible.
>
> > To reinvent the wheel must always be considered
> > as unprofessional malpractice.
>
> Agreed. But when the student leaves school can he still afford the pro
> tool? Is the company he is applying for a job willing to buy it because
> he says it's good?

when the student graduates he can obtain a home edition for under $300
-- which seems affordable for someone professionally employed.

Mike

>
> > Will you get ready within finite time with the task you might do
> > in a week using the professional tools?
>
> I agree with this. But what if one does not see a favorable return on
> the investment?
> Peltio



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