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Mathematica Comments

Closed source mathematics

Negative Comment by User7501334
about Mathematica Jan 2014

The main problem with mathematica is that it is not open-source. Ask the software for results and you'll get some, but don't ask how can you arrive to that result because that is inside the blackbox of their company property. This is contrary to the spirit of mathematics. Proof and explanation are required for claims to be accepted, it's not enough to say "computed using Mathematica".


Good app but...

Comment by NightHeron
about Mathematica Nov 2012

The biggest problem with Mathematica, is that it's not an open source app. I don't mean it's a problem for the money that it needs to buy it, but if you want to watch the errors in one chaotic system you cannot see the source to understand (find) the function that it produces the errors. (Sorry for my bad english).

When i try to communicate with Wolfram to give me the source code for sth like that, they send me an e-mail which it was say "Its company property"

So i refuse to go on with mathetica..
Just a tool for amateurs, not for professionals.