[Purdue-pm] Meeting this Tuesday, Sep 20th

Joe Kline 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" [1] 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?
> -mark
> [1] 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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