[Haskell-cafe] Implementing Mathematica
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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