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

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  • 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)
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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
>


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