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Re: Handheld mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg107664] Re: [mg107635] Handheld mathematica
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 03:09:27 -0500 (EST)
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Any guess as to how much RAM the code for a graphics-less kernel might 
be?  (The code for integration alone must be humungous.)

But would very many people really want a hand-held Mathematica that did 
NOT include graphics?  For example, one where you could not even do a 
simple Plot?  And if you say you want that included, then where do you stop?

On 2/21/2010 4:23 AM, ibmichuco at wrote:
> Hi all,
> It is just a matter of time before handheld devices like
> PDA or Ipod Touch are powerful enough to have Mathematica
> ported. I was wondering why not go all the way and produce a
> pocket calculator that functions like a mathematica kernel, that
> is, without graphic output (for now).
> I for one would love to have something a la HP (left- and right-
> shift buttons type keyboard, for example) with Mathematica
> capacities. We can download packages and run them as we
> would in a normal Mathematica session.
>> From Wolfram point of view, they will have a rather decent niche
> on the calculator market that is hard for anyone to compete. On
> the other hand with a pocket calculator, Wolfram doesn't have to
> worry about software piracy.
> If many of us talk about this may be Wolfram will warm up to
> the idea? They can get started in time for my Christmas list
> :-)
> Comment?
> Michuco

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