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Re: Re: Handheld mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg107687] Re: [mg107677] Re: Handheld mathematica
  • From: Jess Porter <jessp409 at>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:02:11 -0500 (EST)
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This is an excellent idea.  I have Mathematica on a Netbook, and it runs
fine.  So far I have the 1GB of RAM, maximum is 2GB.  To test it I factored
100,000!, and got an answer in about 5 seconds, so I figured it will crunch
any problems I present to it.

I also submitted this idea to Wolfram, to sell Mathematica preloaded on
Netbooks, I got no response, except Thank you for submitting this idea.

Jess Porter
Member SIAM
Wash DC Mathematica Users Group
No University affiliation
math is my Hobby.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Uayeb <uayebswinburne at> wrote:

> On Feb 21, 8:23 pm, "ibmich... at" <ibmich... 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
> 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?
> Andy

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