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Re: Handheld mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg107677] Re: Handheld mathematica
  • From: Uayeb <uayebswinburne at>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:03:59 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 21, 8:23 pm, "ibmich... at" <ibmich... at>
> 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

To a certain extent, doesn't this already exist? Wolfram|Alpha for
iPhone seems to have much of the functionality of Mathematica, and a
slightly different approach which is probably better suited to the
mobile interface.

Now if I could just get over the $50 price tag for what is essentially
a web app, maybe I'd give it a try. Has anyone else played with it?


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