Anybody using Wolfram?

Is it possible to use Wolfram/Mathematica without being tied to ?

When they released the free-for-rPi version about a year ago, I d/l-ed it, and the monster consumed my monthly inet quota.

As I remember: every damned step you wanted to do in the tutorials tied you to their server. Now that I've got a 16 GB SD, I thought I'd try it again. Here's my attempt-log:-----

-> ==> opens 3 windows:

  1. the commercial logo and blurb AS ALWAYS IN YO FACE!!
  2. a
  3. Editor/Control-like window.

-> Help -> Demonstrations == wants to go on-line to HQ !! == new-Window: "This is a placeholder ....." [close] ==> closes/loses the Editor/Control-like window, so that only the Try: restart and load another existing *.nb

-> Editor/Control-like window -> File-> Open == shows Dir == OK => select: GuidedExamples.nb == SAME shit !! == new-Window: "This is a placeholder ....." [close]

Since Xhalee wrote good reasons to use Mathematica, I decided to invest effort to learn to use it, but if other rPi users have found that this dependence on being on-line to HQ persists, I'll avoid the waste of effort.


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R works on Raspbian. (I have no idea how well the graphics work.)

hils@rpi1 ~ $ R

R version 2.15.1 (2012-06-22) -- "Roasted Marshmallows" Copyright (C) 2012 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing ISBN 3-900051-07-0 Platform: arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf (32-bit)

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.

Natural language support but running in an English locale

R is a collaborative project with many contributors. Type 'contributors()' for more information and 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.

Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help. Type 'q()' to quit R.

[Previously saved workspace restored]

[1] 1.000000 1.414214 1.732051 2.000000 2.236068 2.449490 2.645751 [8] 2.828427 3.000000 3.162278 3.316625 3.464102 3.605551 3.741657 [15] 3.872983 4.000000 4.123106 4.242641 4.358899 4.472136 4.582576 [22] 4.690416 4.795832 4.898979 5.000000 5.099020 5.196152 5.291503 [29] 5.385165 5.477226 5.567764 5.656854 5.744563 5.830952 5.916080 [36] 6.000000 6.082763 6.164414 6.244998 6.324555 6.403124 6.480741 [43] 6.557439 6.633250 6.708204 6.782330 6.855655 6.928203 7.000000 [50] 7.071068 >
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On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:36:20 +0000 (UTC), Unknown declaimed the following:

I haven't seen that name in ages... He offended the Python group strongly enough that practically everyone had him in a kill file (I don't recall if the mailing list itself ever kill-filed him).

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Dennis Lee Bieber

OK, I'll check it out. I want the of Wolfram, rather than the numerical capabilities, and "x=1:50" seem to suggest such capabilities.


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Xhalee & I use USEnet to gain technical knowledge. If I wanted to be sociable I'd join the girlie F/B forum. Xhalee made several rare & original observation, which I value. Although I was less confortable with his observation that much free software leads to bad/expensive results, just because it's free.

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