I want to Manipulate the physical world!
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- Subject: [mg120880] I want to Manipulate the physical world!
- From: Fonseca <public at fonseca.info>
- Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 08:13:39 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi, On my search for information on the lattice-Boltzmann method, I stumble upon a software called Algodoo (old Phun). It's a nice piece of educational software, and I kind of envy it for the fact that I cannot have this interactivity on a Mathematica manipulator. Of course, this is a very specific and dedicated piece of software, and Mathematica is a generic can do everything kind of software, but, well, you have to admit, it is an extraordinary piece of software that would fit very nice in Mathematica capabilities. So I was wondering if we would someday be able to play in Mathematica as nice as is possible in Algodoo. It kind of puts some of the 7000 existing "demonstrations" in second plane doesn't it? (playing with real-time fluid dynamics, automatic linking system, planetary simulations, etc, and all, literally, at the tip of your fingers...). Would you also want to be able to "manipulate" the physical world like this, and at the same time completely integrated on our Mathematica? Would some of this features fit well in the future of Mathematica easy to use automatic and integrated system? What do you think? P. Fonseca P.S. Congratulations to WR on the incredible new integration of CDF on the wolfram|Alpha site.