At my university, I have a yearly essay. I'm allowed to use any technology for implementing it. I've been coding it in C++ with Qt. I thought of about Wolfram Mathematica because I have some experience in it.
I need such functionality:
- Timers — for calling functions by timer
- Threads (or Processes are good too)
- User-friendly GUI (buttons, input forms)
- Be able to catch when user clicked left/right mouse buttons or key on keyboard
- Dynamic graphics (with changing graphics in time)
- Launching applications as a standalone executable file
I'm ready to put more effort into it. But I wonder whether I'm burying myself alive trying to implement things which Mathematica isn't devoted to do.
I would appreciate links to topics marked with questions signs.
How bad is this idea? What are your opinions? Should I do it in C++? (Doing it in Mathematica would be challenging for me.)