
Re: Mathematica and Lisp
Posted:
Feb 2, 2013 1:15 AM


On Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:46:19 PM UTC6, John Doty wrote: > On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:40:17 AM UTC5, Richard Fateman wrote:
> > If I were using a computer to do something that required correct answers > > for, say, life safety, like building a bridge, I would follow WRI's > > advice and not use Mathematica. > > I use Mathematica in the creation of designs for space flight hardware > But, of course, I don't *only* use Mathematica. It's most useful for > exploring ideas ahead of detailed analysis with more specialized software. > But in my business counting on unverified calculation, regardless of the > source, is asking for trouble.
I will add to this that I am not aware of any such advice from Wolfram Research. The post by RJF had the URL
> (see http://www.wolframalpha.com/termsofuse/)
This is for WolframAlpha and is mostly irrelevant to Mathematica. I suspect this is the more appropriate legal agreement.
http://www.wolfram.com/legal/agreements/wolframmathematica.html
I believe somewhere the documentation recommends against use for certain types of lifesafety applications involving realtime computation. That's not the same thing as designing a bridge, or a jet plane, or landing control software, or medical devices, or drugs, or...
Daniel Lichtblau Wolfram Research

