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Re: Mathematica on tablet computer

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  • Subject: [mg123989] Re: Mathematica on tablet computer
  • From: ÅerÃch Jakub <Serych at>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 05:02:27 -0500 (EST)
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Dear Ralph,

I'm not sure, that you are true. The hardware power of contemporary tablets is pretty high (5 core processor runing at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Flash hard drive, 1280x800 pretty powerfull graphic processor). The power of such tablet is fully comparable with mini notebooks on which Mathematica runs AFAIK without problems. The only problem is another architecture of processor (comparable netbooks run usualy Intel Atom or something similar but tablets usualy use some kind of ARM processor).

The solution with remote desktop should be theoreticaly usable, but I plan to use the tablet mainly when traveling, and in that situations the Internet connectivity is usualy very limited, sometimes pretty expensive and also massive conectivity needed for remote desktop applications tends to be very battery consuming.

So it completely looses the advantages of having Mathematica installed directly on the device.

But thanks for your tip


P.S. Isn't it against the Mathematica license to run it in such remote manner?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ralph Dratman [mailto:ralph.dratman at]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 3:47 PM
> To: Serych Jakub
> Cc: mathgroup at
> Subject: Re: Mathematica on tablet computer
> Dear Serych Jakub,
> Mathematica does not run on any tablets. It is much too big a program,
> and requires too much memory and too much speed to run on any of
> today's tablets that I know of.
> To use Mathematica from my iPad, I  use a program that lets you
> control your computer (Mac or PC) remotely from your tablet. Then I
> have Mathematica running on that computer. Thus I can effectively use
> Mathematica from my iPad.
> That should also work with Android, because I am sure there must be
> some Android program(s) available to control another full-size
> computer, just as there are several such programs for the iPad.
> The specific remote-control program I use is called SplashTop.
> You run one part of the Splashtop system on your Mac or PC, and the
> other part runs on your tablet.
> SplashTop seems to be the best remote control program for my purposes,
> but I have not tried them all. Splashtop is certainly not perfect, but
> it works for me.
> Let me know if this is helpful.
> Ralph

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