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Mathematica is my main software to verify my derivation and to make quick plots. It contains a large database of the useful special mathematical functions, which sometimes can be found only in manual books. More importantly, it has the identities associated with the equations, allowing to simplify the expressions.

Despite it being an advance software, it sometimes has difficulty processing simple functions. This is especially true when dealing with complex numbers with both real and imaginary parts. Mathematica got confused with some common assumptions and would produce over-complicated results.

Try it if you have not started using it. Do not use it as the sole tool for derivation, because it may produce over-complicated forms of expressions. Use it as a tool for verification and quick derivation.

As a theoretical physicist, Mathematica greatly saves my time of conducting length derivation and messy verification. Quick plot using built-in functions helps visualize the data.

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What I like best about Mathematica is relatively easy to describe. I am an aspiring producer, and I use the free software audacity. But often this software has its limits. So Mathematica brings its easy to use and explore interfaces to the table. With Mathematica, I can easily model specific sine, cosine, square, and triangle waves and more with intuitive code input. I find this very important for trying to stack chords or visualize how certain harmonies sound. For instance, I can experiment easily with just tempered harmony by inputting custom sine waves into an easy to use "play" format.

I dislike the steep learning curve. This software isn't exactly the best demonstration of a plug and play software, but with enough learning and practice, it is not too difficult to eventually understand what it is that you want to do. For instance, sometimes the syntax is difficult to grapple with at first, but after a little bit of tinkering and practice, it becomes second nature.

It would be nice to make the syntax a little easier to understand at first.

I am a freelance musician and producer, so I dont sell anything with Mathematica. Rather it lets me model out musical ideas that I eventually want to set in motion. This lets me experiment without having to have high stakes. These benefits are invaluable to my growth as a musician.

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One of the main features of Mathematica is the ability to deal with everything. You can do from a simple graph to the most complex integrate you could imagine.

The only bad thing I think Mathematica has is the lenguage and the way you have to input the commands and evaluate them, sometimes it is not easy to know where have you made the mistake programming because of an ambiguos answer by the programm.

I used cause I am a mathematician and I have used it since I got to university. Is simly the most useful program I have been tought about, most of the times intuituve and very resolute.

As I said, from a simple task as the graph of a polynom to the solve of a very complex integrate, Mathemathica can handle within seconds and with a really low CPU usage.

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Mathematica is a tool that every company that deals with complex mathematical computation should have. The software has a user friendly interface but only people who have mathematical knowledge can handle it effectively. Mathematica can solve all mathematical problems no matter how complex they are.The software can also be used in learning institution.

I have used the software for many years since i was a student, but for sure i can't see any disadvantage of using the software and thus why i gave all stars. Its an amazing tool for mathematician and statisticians.

Mathematica is a useful software when it comes to mathematical computation. At Kenya National Bureau of Statistics we use the software to so solve mathematical problems. It have proofed to be effective and gives accurate results.

Mathematical have been a very helpful tool as it helps us to compute the complex mathematical problems and get results within a short time. Some time we deal with mathematical modelling equation that have many variable, to solve this variables manually can take you days and there are chances of committing error.

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The software save time due to its ability to handle complex problems withing a short time

The software have a friendly user interface only if you are an expert.

Offers accurate results within a short time.

The support team is fine and the would give you a reply as soon as possible.

The software can only be used and understood by only experts. The software is expensive and only large research firms can afford to buy the license.

In most research firm there are times when you need to compute complex modelling problems. The modelling questions need some advanced mathematical approach that can only be handled by an software to save time. Mathematica is the best shot if you have such problems.. I recommend it 101% as it is the best for complex mathematical computations.

We used the software to compute mathematical Research problems and get the results. SOme of the mathematical problem involve modelling and could not be handled using manual computation as it would be time wastage.

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It is easy to install and implement Mathematica.

The software has a user friendly interface and meets the requirement

The support team are ready to serve you anytime.

The least helpful thing about the software is the cost of purchasing the license. The Mathematica annual license can only be affordable for big companies and learning institutions.

For all the mathematical challenges and problems, Mathematica is the best software for the job. You don't have to struggle for days solving length matrices, linear equations, calculus and numerical analysis problems.

Our work at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) involves calculation and computation from day to day. We use the Mathematica to solve all numerical problems that arise. With Mathematica we are able to solve mathematical problem both complex and simple.

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Mathematica is wonderful for, surprise, mathematical analysis. I've yet to see other software match its symbolic manipulation for analysis and integration. The work flow is fast and intuitive.

The syntax feels clunky at first and burdened with brackets. Modules are not as intuitive as other programming languages' implementations of functions. There's a steep learning curve to master the software.

Mathematica is powerful for symbolic math and for Wolfram's library of functions. If you're working numerically, though, MATLAB, Pyhton, and R may serve better.

The work we do in Mathematics is integrated in our research in options and photonics.

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This is a great tool to demonstrate Physics concepts in a high school classroom setting and I think students respond well to seeing a graph come alive before their eyes.

This can be a little tricky to maneuver and that honestly is a reason that I can't ask students to do assignments from this because the learning curve is so great. I wish it was a little more intuitive to learn because students who plan to continue in Physics would learn this invaluable skill.

Mathematica is a powerful tool and it can easily be manipulated to show various examples. This greatly benefits me because in a flash of an eye, I can show students an answer to their problem with the touch of a button (okay, like 3 buttons). For example, if I graph the function of velocity over a specific period of time, students can easily extrapolate data. If someone asks what happens to the graph if the velocity decreases or some other external factors are changed, I can easily type in the changes and complete an analysis with the students.

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Great library of functions, and has three features that really spoil you and if you learn them you will feel every other language is lacking: 1. interactive help menus, 2. "Everything is an expression", and 3. Slotting. Once you 'get' those three things, it's the only data processing system you'll use.

It's not the most portable system in the world, and it doesn't really contain a lot of external libraries, so what you program in it is really all you get.

If you want to get started, I recommend a 34-minute video called "A Hands On Start To Mathematica". The way I always recommend using it is to watch it once. Sleep on it, and then watch it again but with a notebook open, repeating what they do and playing around with it.

It allows the processing of multidimensional array datasets that otherwise would be extremely difficult without at least some comparable software

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Since I started using Mathematica more than 8 years ago, the tool keeps getting better and better.

All of the features that I disliked years ago have been resolved. There is nothing that I dislike (except perhaps the price and the fact that I need to pay yearly to stay up to date)

There was a long curve to learning how to use Mathematica. However because the product has improved over time, it is easier to learn how to program in it. Their "natural language" component has made it easier and my time to create items has decreased.

I use Mathematica to create graphical displays of mathematics to share with my students. I have the ability to create the equivalent of a Mathematica "powerpoint" so that my students can explore the "applets" I have created to enhance their understanding of the concepts.

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Libraries, notebooks, excellent documentation with examples, interactivity with command manipulate, computational geometry, one of the best in areas such as (image processing, machine learning, neural networks, data science etc...) interactive visualizations, real world data, specialized functions.

Slow interpreter, steep learning curve, syntax differs quite a lot from other programming languages, memory usage, expensive.

Wolfram is very good option if you are working in areas such as machine learning, neural networks, data science etc... it is also excellent choice if you are studying mathematical fields.

Visualizing certain areas such as linear transformations in video games, solving optimization problems, also using it constantly for problems I am facing in mathematical college.

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It has so much built-in. Stuff that you couldn't imagine!

There was a competition online, once, called "upgoat or downgoat". The challenge was to write a program that could, given an image, determine if it was a right-side-up image of a goat, or one that had been flipped vertical -- to get 80% accuracy, and do it in as short a program possible. Most of the solutions were clever such that, for instance, a typical picture of a goat had lots of gradients that got darker as they went down, so identifying gradients could tell you the orientation.

The Mathematica solution won for shortest program. How did it work? Well, the author found out that Mathematica had a *built-in function for identifying goats*. So it fed the function the original image and the image flipped, and the one that had a higher confidence was returned as the answer.

In addition to the huge library available, it has very thorough documentation.

There's not much I dislike! There are a few "hidden" functions and options that aren't documented anywhere, and mostly known by handed-down folklore from other power-users. But those are pretty rare to need, really only when you're doing something very specific.

*Learn the language!*

Mathematica is very tempting in that you can just use it like a calculator. You can type in "3 * (5^2+1)" and get out "78". But you should take an hour to learn the actual language and syntax properly. Some people give Mathematica flac for having inscrutable errors: this is only true if you never learned it properly. Take that one hour, and then it will be smooth sailing.

I've used it as a programming language to do simulations of quantum systems, optimize semi-definite programs, and even prove results about Quantum Games. Also, to make some very pretty plots of experimental data.

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User in Financial Services

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Such a wide range of mathematical functions, there's nothing this tool cannot solve! Also has the ability to carry out complex simulations and can process hundreds of arrays seamlessly, makes analyzing large datasets so much easier.

I don't think it's the most user-friendly tool. Really takes some time to understand how to use it and it isn't as easy to find tutorials or solutions online. I wish there was more guidance built into the program regarding commands (wish it would correct us when we enter e instead of E for example).

Have used this in two roles 1) as a market researcher: this tool has made it so much easier to visualize data for me and made my visuals much more compelling and aesthetically pleasing. Also makes it easier to work with large datasets. 2) Have also used as a student and this has saved my time and really helped me visualize certain rotational graphs and multivariable graphs.

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I like using Mathematica to analyze my research and produce very complicated data. It does a great job of taking commands because it is a more powerful version of WolframAlpha. When producing/compiling data, it looks neat and organized and saving notebooks is not an issue. Work opens up just as you need it to.

There was a large learning curve and certain formalisms that I wasn't aware of. For example, in order to run a specific line of code, you have to mess with the shift key, before you press "enter" and that's not something that is advertised.

In research, we need the best tools to carry out complicated simulations and the capacity to maneuver/execute commands. Mathematica provides excellent benefits because it meets and exceeds the demand for analyzing data.

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Mathematica is a symbolic computation program used in many different scientific sectors. Thanks to Mathematica, we are able to perform complex mathematical calculations in a simple way.

Mathematica is a payment program. On the other hand, there are more economical packages available for students.

In my opinion, Mathematica is a recommended software for those who need a powerful mathematical calculation tool.

Mathematica has many applications as the resolution of integrals and differential equations, solving linear algebra problems. It also has a friendly graphical interface that provides an easy visualization of the results.

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I found it to generate a lot of interesting clusters when used for churn analysis and trying to identify customers of similar characteristics. While there are languages like R where you can do K Means clustering the ease of code and implementation is what stands out.

The interface can be a little more user-friendly and the output of my commands is interspersed with my commands, cluttering everything up. Less repeatability across other platforms.

Great tool to begin with a variety of analysis and has extensive use in the filed of engineering and data science.

Using it for basic customer churn analysis, clustering similar users and doing descriptive analysis as well as things like regression and market basket suggestions.

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User in Defense & Space

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Easy to learn but capable of very sophisticated operations and functionality. You can control threading, for example. The native functions are indicated by their capitalization. Symbols can be used (like Greek letters) as variables. Formatting options make complex expressions easier to follow. Interactive graphics -- you can give a seminar using a Mathematica notebook to illustrate your discussion. Image processing power added in the last ~5 years is impressive. Great support community, including example notebooks showing physical, biological, engineering, etc. processes and ideas.

Commenting style mildly annoying. In general I like being able to expand or collapse sections but sometimes it gets confusing. Sometimes when it's buggy you just need to quit & restart the kernel.

Try Wolfram Alpha's site and see what you think. The full Mathematica has similar language but (of course) far more options and capabilities.

We take and analyze data from lab experiments using Mathematica. Most of our data is images. We turn the images into arrays, manipulate them, extract calculations and information from them, then turn them into other plots and images. Also great for use with intern students and courses since it's easy to learn.

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User in Medical Devices

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I love the functionality where a user can plug in specific values with variables and the algorithm solves for the said variable.

I dislike the paid versions whereas a few years ago this cloud based software was free.

Understand that you need to have prior knowledge regarding the issues trying to be solved at hand. One cannot simply plug in variables and expect an answer in layman’s terms.

I am solving optimization problems. I have saved hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars by implementing matematicas algorithm with my projects.

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User in Higher Education

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I like that it can solve symbolic equations. It's fast especially plotting large data sets. I like visualizing things so this is very convenient for me. There are also higher level commands that allows me to utilize less lines of code. I like the documentation and the examples they provide.

Sometimes the syntax and the terminologies are different and obscure, but once I execute the operation or command I can understand what it does.

I manage my data using Mathematica. I have a huge amount of data I need to process and using Mathematica makes it faster for me to process large datasets.

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The best part of mathematica is we can give hundreds of inputs and obtain desired graphical representation which makes it easy to analyze the data

The only thing i dont like about mathematica is no shortcuts in the user interface and it should be enhanced

I have used this tool in a project to price complex derivative products in the field where it excels the most

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User in Utilities

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It's the best software I used to create a mathematics notebook with the maths and visuals, displayed unlike any other software. It integrates rough work and visual aspects seamlessly and displays it on one work document.

It requires a lot of work and use to get familiar with the syntax and language used in the software. After several weeks of use, it becomes worth it.

Use it perform calculations and display data visually. Its a much better and easier tool to display information visually than excel. Also, its a great calculator.

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the best part of mathematica is we can build numerous codes and obtain graphical outputs for them

not so user frienldy at start, takes a while to learn

Used in a lab for 3d printing by giving particular equations to develop graphical designs for the circuits used in the projects and mounting on it

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The thing i most liked about Mathematica is it's very easy to build a code to get a perfect graphical representation.

It takes time to learn software and because there are no shortcuts you have to enter the equation manually, that is painful.

Used to solving equation for my project.

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User in Automotive

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mathematica is very user friendly compared to matlab. Syntax errorrs are very less. We can solve multiple iterations of a thermal analysis for different load conditions very easily by graphical representations of results

Mathematica has so many limitations . If there is a big equation we have to enter it manually and there are no shortcuts to use to make the process easy.

I have used this tool to solve dynamic response of a car suspension for static and dynamics loads and changes design according to the results

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Implements a wide range of mathematical functions and the interface is easy to use.

License price slightly on the higher side. However, it is justified for moderate to heavy users.

Useful for a wide range of users, only caveat is that license price may not be justified for low use/basic users.

Solving systems of ordinary and partial differential equations, non-linear modeling

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Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education

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The functionality and equations are pretty simple to use.

Keeps crashing and no autosave feature, even though you "compile" your code like a regular programming language. I just lost 3 hours of work because my computer crashed while running it.

I'm using it to solve various differential equations and using the matrix algebra features. The matrix algebra features are very useful, and you can use as many constants as you want.

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User in Automotive

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Compared to Matlab simulink. Mathematica user interface is very easy and syntax codes are very liberal compared to matlab and we can solve a prob easily using mathematica

Mathematica has so many limitations its very elaborative kind of tool where we have to enter everything instead of using shortcuts

I have used to convective heat transfer of a boiler where I have to iterate 100 iterations for diff load conditions and temps where I got good results which increased the efficiency

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The easiness in building a code to generate perfect graphical representations is quite commendable

As a suggestion, ddding more shortcuts would be feasible in the next update

This product was helpful in generating design analysis of the server for various loading conditions

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Mathematica has a good user interface with easy programming and understanding for the software.

I think mathematica has a little complex way of entering the mathematical equations.

Used it for solving an equation in one of my projects and was helpful.

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User in Hospital & Health Care

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When you have more than one input which are dependent with a relation then plotting result for this kind of problems using mathematica is easy bu writing a simple code

There are lots of limitations and we cant solve all kinds problems. There are no shortcuts in this tool

I have used to plot results for a health service . How can we improve the business by validating the results of previous years and studied using mathematica graphically

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We can create a graphical output, that is the best thing I like about

Takes time to understand and not much user friendly

Generate design analysis of server for different loading condition and also to solve complex equations

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The best part about mathematica is instant dynamic interactivity and high impact visualization

more shortcut keys if added will be help ful.

Used it for design purpose to design the load balancing f a server under different conditions

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User in Higher Education

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multivariate libraries, cluster computation, great 2D and 3D symbolic representation in great understanding of data

wollfram language is little tough to understand, hence i learnt it online and then tried on my project

Have used for Data mining tools such as cluster analysis, sequence alignment and pattern matching for the purpose fo projects related to petroleum engineering, Analyzed the effect of fracture width on proppant distribution in primary fractures in low permeability reservoirs.

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I found it very comfortable in building a code to generate graphical representations

Adding shortcuts would be feasible in the next update along with easier UI

generating design analysis of a server for many loading conditions

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User in Hospital & Health Care

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Simple to learn yet able to do exceptionally complex operations and usefulness. You can control threading, for instance. The local capacities are demonstrated by their capitalization.

Mathematica has such huge numbers of constraints . In the event that there is a major condition we need to enter it physically and there are no alternate ways to use to make the procedure simple.

Unraveling frameworks of standard and halfway differential conditions, non-straight displaying

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What I like most is its console mode as it allows me to define my problems quickly.

Sometimes it is difficult to handle due to its simplicity.

I usually use it to solve maximation problems.

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Building a code to generate graphical representations from the output

Difficult to use the system without many shortcut options

I have used this to generate design analysis of a server for different loading conditions

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Easy to write code to generate graphical output

Thing I don't like is there are no shortcuts in that.

I used it to generate design analysis of server for different loading condition

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User in Automotive

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he best piece of mathematica is we can give manufacture a code for N number of contributions to get am yield which is graphical portrayal. Multiple Undo. Basic Machine Learning,Unit Testing etc.

There are no easy routes and interface isn't that easy to understand. No support for some key modern OSX features (ehem, scrollbars?).

I have utilized this apparatus to create outline investigation of a server for various stacking conditions.

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Easiness in building a code to generate perfect graphical representations

Adding shortcuts would be feasible in the next update

To generate design analysis of a server for various loading conditions

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User in Aviation & Aerospace

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Best part of this tool is we can use this tool to deal with any kind of problem like thermal, static , production management etc by just writing a code for related equations

The syntaxes are very particular And there are no shortcuts to enter higher order polynomials

I have used this tool to deal with comparision of air craft wing for 2 different materials

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User in Information Technology and Services

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Using this tool we can compare results of model for the output which is dependent on higher order polynomial input easily by just writing one code

There are no shortcuts to enter higher order equations and also error debugging is very tough

I have used this tool to solve a thermal conduction problem which is dependent in various variables which are changing to calculate effieciecy

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Ease of sharing data, manupulation of data and ease of sharing.

Slow at times, little pricey. Sometimes crashes.

PCA plots, clustering.

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User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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We can easily solve any kind of thermal or static problems for N number of inputs to get a graphical representation by writing one code

Interface is not that easy to handle for beginners and also there are no shortcuts to enter the code

I have used to study the thermal analysis of CNC tool for variable production process and inputs

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We can write a code very easily by manually entering equations using simple syntaxes and plotting results for N numer of iterations

We cant use any kind of shortcuts and we have to be very precise while coding because debugging is very difficult

I have used this tool to solve a thermal conduction problem to get the better efficiency of system

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User in Writing and Editing

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Mathematica has been around for so long, and it keeps getting better with time. That length of product development makes it something I can trust because it has years of work put into it.

I wish I could search within the whole notebook versus just from each individual cell.

We use Mathematica for everything at the office.

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User in Information Technology and Services

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it can easily solve Higher order differential equations very easily by just writing one code

There are no shortcuts to enter input data and there are so many limitations in coding where syntaxes are complicated

I have used in my school to solve 10 order differential equations and also in web designing to encrypt 2D and 3D data visually

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We can easily represent a 2D data into 3D representation in order to study the problem easily

There are no shortcuts to enter the larger order polynomials easily and also there are so many bugs in this tool

I have used in my school to solve a mathematical project which consists of 10th order differential equation

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User in Logistics and Supply Chain

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Best part is we can easily solve higher order differential equations with ease to plot 3D results

Coding using this tool is a lengthy process and there are no shortcuts

I have used this tool to generate results of a rail track production process for diffrent material study and its behaviour to optimize the material

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the best piece of mathematica is we can give assemble a code for N number of contributions to get an output which is graphical portrayal

there ane no alternate ways like shortcuts and intterface isnt that easy to use

I have utilized this tool to create outline examination of a server for various stacking conditions.

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