[Purdue-pm] Meeting this Tuesday, Sep 20th
gizmo at purdue.edu
Mon Sep 19 10:59:14 PDT 2011
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On 09/19/2011 10:24 AM, Mark Senn wrote:
> > I'll give my Pittsburgh Perl Workshop talk, Bring Perl to a
> > Python/Matlab Fight.
> > Won't be polished but it'll give me a chance to give it in front of a
> > live audience. :-)
> > joe
> First, I see you've chosen your opponents carefully and left out
> Mathematica. That's a good choice. Mathematica is a great system
> that is better than Perl in many ways.
> I've done problems 1--4 of the Purdue Math Department's "Problem of the
> Week"  with Mathematica. I plan to do problem 5 using Mathematica.
> You may want to demonstrate how to do them with Perl.
> I'd be interested in hearig how Matlab's symbolic math capabilities
> (algebra, calculus, etc.) compare with Perl's.
> By the way, months ago I announced a challege problem: finding
> the longest and shortest trip state capitals trip. I haven't heard
> of a Perl solution from a Purdue Perl Monger yet. Does anyoe have
> a solution?
>  http://www.math.purdue.edu/pow
I chose Matlab since it is the most ubiquitous on campus. If Mathematica
was used more I would have thrown that in there as well.
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