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Oct
14
asked How to use named arguments in .NET/Link (COM interface to Excel)
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
3
awarded  Editor
Sep
3
revised Load Mathematica packages from the network
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Sep
3
answered Load Mathematica packages from the network
Aug
26
comment Built-in unit strings recognized by Quantity?
@Rojo Note that in version 10 an association is used, so use Quantity; Keys[QuantityUnitsPrivate$UnitReplacementRules] if you are using 10.
Jun
27
asked Nested NIntegrate of vector function
Jan
7
awarded  Teacher
Jan
3
answered Adding a label to an expression result
Nov
14
awarded  Quorum
Nov
5
comment Can CDF file embedded in a web page receive external parameters?
The enterprise version provides a different signature to the CDF which enables the same features you would get in Player Pro.
Jun
7
accepted Suitability of Mathematica as platform for engineering calculations and programs
Jun
7
comment Suitability of Mathematica as platform for engineering calculations and programs
Verbeia, I agree that some data import/export tools are necessary. I think new users always struggle when they can't just File->Open a spreadsheet and start working with the data, they don't know where to go next. One of the first things I did was convert one of our legacy DOS programs into a CDF to show to engineers and management. It was very helpful to demonstrate the capabilities.
Jun
7
comment Suitability of Mathematica as platform for engineering calculations and programs
Albert, great overview of what is needed to introduce Mathematica to a large department. Regarding the tools that your company developed, are you talking about MMA packages or something else? Are there any general tools that you found necessary to develop, or are these things specific to your business?
Jun
5
awarded  Scholar
Jun
4
comment Suitability of Mathematica as platform for engineering calculations and programs
This is a corporate environment. We do have a history of formally developed, validated and documented programs, so we may be in a better position than many. That history has been diminished though as Excel became the main tool. I think we would need to have some full time developers making sure best practices are followed. However I need to create a system that can be used by the average engineer, even if they don't know how to develop the programs they are using.
Jun
4
comment Suitability of Mathematica as platform for engineering calculations and programs
Very good suggestion that I hadn't fully considered. It seems that this is something that would need a lot of up-front thought to design it well.
Jun
4
comment Suitability of Mathematica as platform for engineering calculations and programs
@Leonid, I did include it as a resounce in our evaluation, thanks for writing it! I think the only way may be to force people to sit down in front of a trainer for a few days though.
Jun
4
comment Suitability of Mathematica as platform for engineering calculations and programs
@R.M., Agreed, I have developed standalone applications of a similar size in Mathematica before, and Wolfram Alpha would be another example of a very large system. My concerns are more with a department collaboratively using the code, and also whether there is a better solution out there that I am not considering becuase of my previous experience with Mathematica?
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Question