[Haskell-cafe] Implementing Mathematica

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 1 14:41:57 EDT 2007

Jacques Carette wrote:
> Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>>> Why do you seem so in awe of Mathematica?
>> Oh, well, I guess it is only the most powerful maths software ever 
>> written... no biggie.
> No, it is one of several.  In very little time I can find 20 things 
> that Maple does better than Mathematica.  In the same amount of time, 
> I can find 20 things that Mathematica does better than Maple.
> [Actually, the most obvious is that its marketing is miles better; so 
> good that it makes blind evangelists out of people who have not even 
> tried the competitors].

If Wolfram want to claim that Mathematica has "redefined the face of 
computer science"... well I don't believe that for one second.

If they want to claim it's a product that can do some amazing stuff... 
well I don't see much evidence to the contrary.

> You got suckered by their marketing.  Get your head out of the sand, 
> and take a good look around what is available.

I looked, I didn't find anything interesting.

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