So I’ve been playing around with Mathematica (home edition) and I really like it.  I like the concept of “Notebooks”, which are particularly useful for keeping a running log of calculations I make when writing s.f. stories (like relativistic calculation, for instance). It also ties in tightly with the processed data available on WolframAlpha.  I think it will end up being a useful tool in my writing.  (And I’m also trying to figure out if there is a way that I can maintain my reading lists there.  Seems like it would be better than Excel for that kind of stuff, but I don’t know.

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