I was taking a look at WolframEngine. The fact that it is freely available, virtually making Wolfram tools and language accessible to anybody is very much attractive! Nevertheless, the first impact when running the SW is pretty awful. Is there any beginners guide? I find it rather not so intuitive. For instance, is there a possibility to write down scripts and run them as if they were nb? I tried plotting a simple function with Plot[] and it returned a rather funny message:


What was it trying to tell me?

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    $\begingroup$ It's just like Mathematica but without the frontend. For a more intuitive experience, especially if you're coming from Mathematica, use the Jupyter notebook interface. It will display graphics as you would expect. The terminal cannot display graphics, but you can export the graphics using the Export command. -Graphics- is just telling you that the output is graphic. $\endgroup$
    – C. E.
    Sep 7 '19 at 21:45
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    $\begingroup$ "Nevertheless, the first impact when running the SW is pretty awful." - now you know how it's like to use Mathematica from the command line. $\endgroup$
    – J. M.'s torpor
    Sep 19 '19 at 13:40

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