Mathematica

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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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.