Re: More Mathematica CAN'T do than CAN???

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg113347] Re: More Mathematica CAN'T do than CAN???*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>*Date*: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 06:38:28 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <ia10ci$op7$1@smc.vnet.net>

A couple of comments. First, if I could do "only" half the problems in mathematics, which is probably an infinite number, I would be happy indeed! Second, the implication is that your learned friend actually knows all the mathematics there is so that he can be assured of his facts. I use Mathematica almost exclusively for mathematical physics and data analysis,and have yet to find a circumstance where it isn't up to the task, and, for that matter, cannot foresee where it will fail. Admittedly, I am interested in far less than "all" of mathematics, but it is good for me. Kevin On 10/24/2010 6:05 AM, Nicholas Kormanik wrote: > A few evenings ago I was speaking with a "learned mathematician" at > the local university here. In the course of our wide-ranging talk, he > stated that Mathematica is only capable of doing less than half the > problems in mathematics today. > > I was floored at his assertion. I have only scratched the surface of > all that Mathematica can do. > > There's tons more that it CAN'T do??? > > Your comments are welcome. > > Nicholas Kormanik >