Mathematica goes freeware

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Witness
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Mathematica goes freeware

Post by Witness » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:03 am

Sorta.
Launching Today: Free Wolfram Engine for Developers

Why Aren’t You Using Our Technology?

It happens far too often. I’ll be talking to a software developer, and they’ll be saying how great they think our technology is, and how it helped them so much in school, or in doing R&D. But then I’ll ask them, “So, are you using Wolfram Language and its computational intelligence in your production software system?” Sometimes the answer is yes. But too often, there’s an awkward silence, and then they’ll say, “Well, no. Could I?”

I want to make sure the answer to this can always be: “Yes, it’s easy!” And to help achieve that, we’re releasing today the Free Wolfram Engine for Developers. It’s a full engine for the Wolfram Language, that can be deployed on any system—and called from programs, languages, web servers, or anything.

The Wolfram Engine is the heart of all our products. It’s what implements the Wolfram Language, with all its computational intelligence, algorithms, knowledgebase, and so on. It’s what powers our desktop products (including Mathematica), as well as our cloud platform. It’s what’s inside Wolfram|Alpha—as well as an increasing number of major production systems out in the world. And as of today, we’re making it available for anyone to download, for free, to use in their software development projects.
https://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2019/05 ... evelopers/

So just the kernel, but if it's easy to call, what's to stop you? :mrgreen:

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Re: Mathematica goes freeware

Post by ceptimus » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:14 pm

Wolfram Language and Mathematica have been bundled free on the standard software for the Raspberry Pi now for ages. I usually delete them to free up some space and prevent them taking ages to update whenever updates are released.

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Re: Mathematica goes freeware

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:37 pm

ceptimus wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Wolfram Language and Mathematica have been bundled free on the standard software for the Raspberry Pi now for ages. I usually delete them to free up some space and prevent them taking ages to update whenever updates are released.
But what if you need a whole mess of Riemann zeta function complex zeroes in a hurry?

What then smart guy? :mrgreen:
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Re: Mathematica goes freeware

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:48 am

ceptimus wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Wolfram Language and Mathematica have been bundled free on the standard software for the Raspberry Pi now for ages. I usually delete them to free up some space and prevent them taking ages to update whenever updates are released.
We know: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=40227&p=751230#p751230 :coolspecs: