Opportunities and Player Pro
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg104371] Opportunities and Player Pro
- From: "E. Martin-Serrano" <eMartinSerrano at telefonica.net>
- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 02:58:18 -0500 (EST)
I wish to join the opinion already expressed here on that WRI should provide the means to make available to people, in general, any products developed with Mathematica, allowing to manipulate all or most of the dynamic graphics and other stuff in them. The lack of this free tool which would make possible wide distribution of these materials severely restricts the opportunities to use Mathematica for many purposes. It is true that Mathematica Player Pro is already available, and that it is the professional platform for running interactive Mathematica applications and documents and for interacting with reports and documents. It is also true that, Player Pro is an application delivery system and that it can be used to deliver tools, and so on. But, in the end, all this is restricted to a closed and, to certain extent, comparatively tiny community of already Player Pro users. But think about, say, a book on some scientific and technical matter, meant to be distributed in many countries, written in Spanish, English, Russian, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and others. Let us suppose that it is an outstanding book targeted to a wide spectrum of persons and institutions: including academics, professionals, and students; plus people in general too. And, let suppose that the authors are considering including in the book, as an addendum, the sort of dynamic graphics and some other computational material that Mathematica could provide. Taking apart the fact that some potential purchasers of the book would actually be current Mathematica users; does anyone really think that it makes any sense including Mathematica as an important tool for the project and tied it to a preexistent and closed community of already Player Pro users? I would really like to be in a situation of defending the Mathematica way since I believe it would be nearly the best one, both for readers (including students) and lecturers; but I cannot. It seems that for projects like this there is a long way to go yet. E. Martin-Serrano _________________________________________ This e-mail and the documents attached are confidential and intended solely for the addressee; it may also be privileged. If you receive this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and destroy it. As its integrity cannot be secured on the Internet, E. Mart=EDn-Serrano liability cannot be triggered for the message content. Although the sender endeavours to maintain a computer virus-free network, the sender does not warrant that this transmission is virus-free and will not be liable for any damages resulting from any virus transmitted. Este mensaje y los ficheros adjuntos pueden contener informacion confidencial destinada solamente a la(s) persona(s) mencionadas anteriormente pueden estar protegidos por secreto profesional. Si usted recibe este correo electronico por error, gracias por informar inmediatamente al remitente y destruir el mensaje. Al no estar asegurada la integridad de este mensaje sobre la red, E. Mart=EDn-Serrano no se hace responsable por su contenido. Su contenido no constituye ningun compromiso para el remitente, salvo ratificacion escrita por ambas partes. Aunque se esfuerza al maximo por mantener su red libre de virus, el emisor no puede garantizar nada al respecto y no sera responsable de cualesquiera da=F1os que puedan resultar de una transmision de virus.