# mathematica for learning? [duplicate]

• it's important to understand that you don't need to know any math to use Mathematica. basically you just F1 all over the place (i am not joking, this is very important). the name "Mathematica" is particularly bad here. it's a much more general system than that name implies. for example, it has a lot of image processing stuff. you don't need any math to understand what Blur[ColorNegate[img]] does. even when you play around with, say, ImageTransformation which takes a function, it's not rocket science. 'mathematics' is simply not a factor in general Mathematica usage. – amr Jun 7 '13 at 18:10