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Re: Handheld mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg107720] Re: Handheld mathematica
  • From: "ibmichuco at" <ibmichuco at>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 06:21:03 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 22, 6:03 pm, Fred Klingener <gigabitbuc... at> wrote:
> On Feb 21, 4:23 am, "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).
> > ...
> On this group, it's hard to find anyone willing to say anything nice
> about Wolfram Alpha, and it's even harder to find anyone anywhere
> willing to say anything nice about the $50 iPhone/iTouch W|A App
> (especially the $50 part), but the combination is now a powerful
> technical weapon. A puzzlement.
> Just as mysterious is the invisibility (and the continued clumsiness)
> of WebMathematica with its facilities for generating server apps
> accessible to browsers on handhelds.
> I'd have either in a minute if the economy hadn't collapsed and if I
> weren't eating cat food.
> Meow,
> Fred Klingener


I don't want a copy of Mathematica on a PDA, as I mentioned
at the beginning of the post, much less an app for cloud computing.

I want neither a calculator with augmented reality nor one that
toasts bread. Just a a hand held calculator that gives a quick
check to, say

Cos[t] D[Sin[t]/r D[F[r, t], t], r]


                                      (0,1)                   (1,1)
                            Sin[t] F     [r, t]    Sin[t] F     [r, t]
Out[1]= Cos[t] (-(-------------------) + -------------------)
                                     2                        r

regardless if I am online or not.



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