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Re: Work on Basic Mathematica Stephen!

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  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 03:39:59 -0400 (EDT)
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On 28/05/2013 08:46, fd wrote:> All,
 > This is a very interesting debate. I wrote a longer answer with some 
experiences I had while mentoring a colleague into Mathematica, but 
apparently google groups lost it.
 > The core point I'd like to make is that the greatest things about 
Mathematica are, in my opinion, its language and its principles. I think 
Mathematica structure is far truer to mathematics than other languages. 
The missing bit for me is deployability; Mathematica would be more 
useful to me in my work if its deployment aspect worked more like a true 
programming language, like java applets or iPad apps, without 
restrictions to import user data and so on, which is a similar point 
others have already made in this thread.
 > Best
I am wondering in what way you think Mathematica restricts your ability 
to import user data! I would say there are a lot of options, and the 
link to Java also gives you access to all of Java's I/O if necessary.

David Bailey

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