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

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  • Subject: [mg113362] Re: More Mathematica CAN'T do than CAN???
  • From: Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 06:41:19 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ia10ci$op7$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <ia10ci$op7$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Nicholas Kormanik <nkormanik at gmail.com> 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.

I don't doubt the learned mathematician on this, but the question that 
springs to mind is how much used these neglected areas really are.  
There are lots of forgotten, arcane corners in mathematics.

Joe Gwinn


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