

Calculator Software
The comparative ease with which basic mathematical calculation can be implemented on a computer has allowed a great proliferation of calculator software, and many different interface concepts for handling small calculations have been explored. But with their modest scope, such systems are inevitably limiting—and typically fail to cover important parts of any individual's true computational needs.
Mathematica provides a quite different level of computational ability—broadly and deeply covering all areas, and scaling smoothly from small to huge computations. And while one might imagine that the difficulty of learning and using a given amount of functionality would increase with the scope of a system, quite the opposite is true in Mathematica. For with its streamlined consistent design, carefully developed over many years, all of Mathematica's thousands of functions can immediately be used just by knowing a few simple principles.
But what even more significantly increases Mathematica's ease of use relative to typical calculator software is its ability to automate computation by calling on sophisticated internal algorithms. From choosing an optimal method for solving a particular equation, to picking the best meshing for a 3D graphic, or optimally typesetting a complex formula, Mathematica's immediate access to the world's largest web of computational algorithms makes it uniquely able to produce outstanding results with minimum knowledge or effort from the user.
Unlike typical calculator software, Mathematica is fully extensible. Not only does it incorporate a rich and highly accessible programming language, but it also supports the instant creation of dynamic interfaces—that make it easy to customize for extreme ease of use in any particular application.
 Full coverage of all standard mathematical functions
 2D and 3D data and function plotting
 Full support for array and matrix calculations
 Wideranging statistics and data analysis
 Full computer algebra and calculus support
 Support for worksheetstyle interface
 Full mathematical typesetting in input and output
 World's broadest and deepest computational capabilities
 Automated selection of optimal computational algorithms
 Stateoftheart highly automated 2D and 3D visualization
 Highlevel solvers for algebraic, differential, recurrence, etc. equations
 Highly consistent interface and syntax for easy learnability and usability
 Rich documentcentered interface with embedded live calculations, graphics, etc.
 Ergonomically optimized freeform mathematical typeset input
 Seamless mixing of keyboard or mouse formula entry
 Realtime error detection during typing
 Full publicationquality output
 Instant dynamic interface creation
 Web access to thousands of prebuilt calculation interfaces
 Free Player for distributing custom calculation interfaces
 Instant online help with 50,000+ examples
 Support for import and export of hundreds of standard and specialized formats
 Builtin access to broad external data collections (physics, chemistry, finance, etc.)
 Support for international characters, text, Unicode, etc.
 Fully supported on all standard platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, ...)
 Strong consistent development for two decades
 Web deployment using webMathematica
 Mathematica is widely used in education worldwide
 Mathematica has won many interface design awards
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