Re: Algorithm Analysis Course: Should I use Mathematica for projects?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg127283] Re: Algorithm Analysis Course: Should I use Mathematica for projects?*From*: Richard Fateman <fateman at eecs.berkeley.edu>*Date*: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 01:27:48 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net

On 7/13/2012 8:36 AM, djmpark wrote: > But there is a difference between developing and analyzing an algorithm and > running an algorithm on a particular machine. Unless one is going to do > empirical algorithmics Mathematica might still bring much better > capabilities to the subject matter. > If you want to do algebra with a programming language, Mathematica would be better than (say) raw Python. But that's inconsistent with the requirement of the original poster that the language should have ways of measuring running time. RJF