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Re: Useful Dumb User Questions

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  • Subject: [mg9045] Re: Useful Dumb User Questions
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 01:42:24 -0400
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
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Matthias Weber wrote:

> It would be possible to write a
> front end with  a nice interface (graphical, whatever you want)
> which however restricts the input to simple expressions. That is,
> only input would be accepted with intuitive meaning such that a
> beginning user could solve his/her problems. The design of such a
> front end would be the hard part, and probably one should indeed
> pick some hundred people from the addressed user group to test
> it out.
> This way only a subset of Mathematica's abilities would be
> available, but it would be instantly to use.
> I myself would welcome such a front end very much for educational
> purposes -- we have just given up the idea of using Mathematica
> for teaching undergraduates because of that sort of difficulties.

Such a thing exists.  Have a look at Liebniz:


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