What is Mathematica?
The developers of Mathematica describing it as a “system of doing mathematics by computer”. Essentially, it’s a programming language, but it’s much more than that.
- It has a powerful front end, capable of producing near-production quality output (if you’re satisfied with the output of Microsoft Word, Mathematica will definitely be sufficient for you, but LaTeX users might be more finicky).
- It can export its cross-platform notebooks as text, HTML, TeX, EPS, PDF and many other formats
- It is suitable for use in many fields. It is widely used in mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, education, social sciences, finance, statistics and even music.
Mathematica takes a fair bit of memory, but it works, it can do all sorts of stuff you don’t expect and it’s incredibly powerful.
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