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Re: Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments

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  • Subject: [mg97340] Re: [mg97295] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:24:19 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <goqphr$lt2$1@smc.vnet.net> <200903101035.FAA09990@smc.vnet.net>

I am astonished that anyone would believe that any software, open  
source or commercial, could actually replace mathematics (at least  
during the next few centuries).

Andrzej Kozlowski


On 10 Mar 2009, at 11:35, Sebastian Meznaric wrote:

> 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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