I'm putting together a course to use Mathematica for modeling of biological systems. Specifically using differential equations to describe relationships between biological entities in multiple scales (intra-cellular, extra-cellular, ecological).
Are there any statistics on Mathematica use in this area that I could quote? I'm trying to build a case for using Mathematica over other languages (Matlab, R, C, Java). Does anyone know of articles that illustrate this cross-language comparison?