For the sake of simplification, say 2+2=?

I see a lot of beautiful rotation of solids in the examples but I would like to compute a small notebook that I have going in Mathematica. I know that is a Player, not the full Mathematica.

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    $\begingroup$ Did you hit SHIFT-RETURN after you typed 2 + 2 ? $\endgroup$ Oct 19, 2017 at 22:38
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much. Traveling, back on Monday. $\endgroup$
    – JSP
    Oct 21, 2017 at 6:02
  • $\begingroup$ Back again. I have authored the notebook in Mathematica and it works just fine. And yes, now it is in the iPad, looks like the original (answer to #Phil). #David G. Stork: But I cannot do anything with it. I cannot touch the square parentheses on the right and pressing shift-return does nothing (it should do a computation). So I am back to my original question. $\endgroup$
    – JSP
    Oct 23, 2017 at 17:12
  • $\begingroup$ Don't hit the square parentheses. Instead, put your cursor immediately after the "2"... just as if you were to hit RETURN in a word processor, but instead you hit SHIFT-RETURN. $\endgroup$ Oct 23, 2017 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ Clarifications about the question which are not just comments, should be provided by editing (edit) the question. $\endgroup$
    – rhermans
    Aug 7, 2018 at 15:47

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Notebooks (and CDF files) cannot be created in the Wolfram Player for iOS app. It is only a player. They must be authored on a computer with a licensed version of Mathematica, or on the Wolfram Cloud. Wolfram provides a free Mathematica license for all Raspberry Pi computers. I recommend trying a free Wolfram Cloud account and seeing if that's sufficient for your needs. Finally, you could request a 30-day trial of Mathematica from Wolfram.

I can't tell from your question if you already have your Wolfram notebook. If so, you should be able to side-load it into the app now.

Wolfram could have a full-blown Mathematica environment on the iPad and probably will in a year or two. I'm guessing the price for a full environment would be rather high. While it's somewhat convoluted to create Notebooks for iOS, it can be done for free.

  • $\begingroup$ I wonder how a form wrapped inside an Evaluate inside a Manipulate will look like.. $\endgroup$
    – p._phidot_
    Jul 14, 2021 at 22:19

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