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Learning Differential Equations in 10 Hours or Fewer with the Wolfram Language

19 January 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Differential equations are a cornerstone of modern mathematics. From quantum mechanics to population dynamics and stock market predictions, they play a crucial role in understanding the world around us. For this reason, courses on differential equations are core for many undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences, engineering and other fields. Today, I am proud to […]

What Does Hollywood Have to Do with the Chicken Head?

7 January 2022 @ 5:21 pm

In a relatively popular marketing device in the past decade, chickens found their way into online advertising and TV commercials, where their impressive focusing and stabilization skills were displayed. Hold them gently and then move them up, down or rotate them slightly, and their eyesight stays at a constant level. How do we build a […]

Digital Vintage Sound Modeling Analog Drums with the Wolfram Language and System Modeler

29 December 2021 @ 6:47 pm

Explore the contents of this article with a free Wolfram System Modeler trial.You may not know what a Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is, but you have most certainly heard it. The TR-808 is a programmable drum machine released by Roland in 1980. The 808 is one of the most iconic drum machines and has been […]

Launching Version 13.0 of Wolfram Language + Mathematica

13 December 2021 @ 8:20 pm

The March of Innovation Continues Just a few weeks ago it was 1/3 of a century since Mathematica 1.0 was released. Today I’m excited to announce the latest results of our long-running R&D pipeline: Version 13 of Wolfram Language and Mathematica. (Yes, the 1, 3 theme—complete with the fact that it’s the 13th of the month today—is amusing, if coincidental.) It’s 207 days—or a little over 6 months—since we released Version 12.3. And I’m pleased to say that in that short time an impressive a

From Writer’s Block to the Cat’s Meow with the Wolfram Language

9 December 2021 @ 7:44 pm

If you’re trying to write a story, be it for National Novel Writing Month or just for fun, you’ll have to face a blank page eventually. The seeds of an idea can help your story grow, blooming into a sweet rose of romance or a carnivorous tale of horror. Without those ideas, all that’s left is a blinking cursor… and frustration.

Six Reasons Why the Wolfram Language Is (Like) Open Source

30 November 2021 @ 7:45 pm

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece outlining why I think that open source isn’t the right business model for Wolfram’s core tech. It generated some (mostly reasonable) debate about the benefits of different models. Reflecting on that debate recently, I realized that most of the expected practical benefits of open-source software are […]

The Winners of the 2021 One-Liner Competition

24 November 2021 @ 4:59 pm

The Wolfram Language is renowned for simplicity and brevity, and nowhere was that more apparent than at the 10th annual One-Liner Competition, held at the Wolfram Virtual Technology Conference. The contest challenges conference attendees to create the best program possible in 128 characters or fewer (the original length limit of a tweet). With prizes awarded […]

A New Method of Bell Ringing Using Mathematica to Discover Wolf Wrap

19 November 2021 @ 3:58 pm

English bell ringing (called change ringing) has many connections to mathematics, notably to group theory and Hamiltonian cycles. My wife, Joan Hutchinson, is an ardent bell ringer (having rung in both England and North America), and I knew the basics of this ancient craft. A recent puzzle book by Mark Davies [1] inspired me to […]

13 Ways of Looking at the Number 13

9 November 2021 @ 9:15 pm

Why are we releasing Version 13 of Mathematica? As a math and science company, Wolfram doesn’t fear two-digit number integers, especially that particular one between 12 and 14. That is to say, we don’t have triskaidekaphobia, not on Friday the 13th or any other day of the year. Many nice things can be said about […]