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Re: Handheld mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg107746] Re: Handheld mathematica
  • From: "Hans Michel" <hmichel at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 01:53:44 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hlqu1l$gkn$> <hlv609$pn7$> <hm323l$mab$>

If what you are asking for is a Handheld like TI-nspire CAS

Or like items.

WRI would have to or need to get in the hardware business.
It may be easier for WRI to implement standalone PDA app then embed kernel 
on a chip and provide OS and interface...

DOS version the mathematica exe was not too big.

Nevertheless, it is a good idea.


<ibmichuco at> wrote in message news:hm323l$mab$1 at
> 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
> Sigh,
> 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]
> with
>                                      (0,1)                   (1,1)
>                            Sin[t] F     [r, t]    Sin[t] F     [r, t]
> Out[1]= Cos[t] (-(-------------------) + -------------------)
>                                     2                        r
>                                   r
> regardless if I am online or not.
> Cheers,
> Michuco

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