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What should Mma be?

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  • Subject: What should Mma be?
  • From: Tapio Luttinen <100013.2275 at>
  • Date: 03 Dec 92 02:33:51 EST

Hi Mathgroupers,

Concerning the discussion about the essence of Mma in the future. In my
opinion Mathematica should be developed both as a mathematical and
presentation tool. 

1) Having to use other programs to present the results means that I have
to do part of the job twice. This is contrary to the basic idea of Mma -
Let a computer do the routine work.

2) Good looking graphics is a marketing aid that increases the sales. This
makes it possible to spend more on R&D. If Mathematica is a tool for
research workers in universities only, the resources to develop
mathematical algorithms would be smaller. So, good looking graphics
enables better mathematical algorithms.

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