Re: A New Kind of Science

From: Chen Yixiong, Eric (
Date: Sun Aug 26 2001 - 18:22:51 MDT

> > and the fact that Mathematica provides most or all of Wolfram's income, I have
> > to ask: is there an open source version of Mathematica? The concept is
> No, but there are other numerical algebra packages. None of them are as
> advanced and rounded as Mathematica or Maple.

I think, why don't we write a better one than theirs, one radically different but much better?

Consider this: They do use programmatic mathematical notations to model the universe, however, not in the way I had originally thought. My version has more of a programmatic than a maths structure.

In fact, if you actually look at what I now have in mind, it would seem like some Visual Basic and C++ hybrid, very very much like programming code. You can even make a compiler and run that, I think. This consists of a subtle but important difference. Maybe he had thought of that too, but from what I managed to read up to now, no.

< "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. " --Albert Einstein >

I hesitate to add a third: Greed (or perhaps disires)

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