Can students create websites and apps with Wolfram Programming Lab?
The technology of Wolfram Programming Lab is incredibly powerful at creating websites and apps. Some of the necessary access to the Wolfram Cloud is free with Wolfram Programming Lab. If students want to operate the next Facebook, though, they'll have to purchase a lot of additional Wolfram Cloud Credits.
Can students make games with Wolfram Programming Lab?
Immediately, yes, for "abstract" games like Tetris or Sudoku. It's also great for teaching underlying algorithmic principles of games. But for games based on realistic 3D worlds, you'll need to connect to a system like Unity3D, using for example the Wolfram Engine for Unity3D.
Can Wolfram Programming Lab be used to teach math?
Definitely. Although other Wolfram products, such as Mathematica Online and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, are more specifically intended for this.
Can Wolfram Programming Lab be used to teach computer science?
Absolutely. It's an ideal environment in which to teach concepts and practices of computer science at all levels.
Can Wolfram Programming Lab be used to introduce data science?
Definitely. The Wolfram Language is an ideal tool for data science at all levels. And all the real-world data included in the language provides ideal material for data science exercises and explorations.
How does Wolfram Programming Lab relate to Raspberry Pi?
Wolfram Programming Lab includes a Remote Development Kit suitable for creating programs for Raspberry Pi. It can also connect to any networked Raspberry Pi, and operate the bundled version of the Wolfram Language on the Pi.
How does Wolfram Programming Lab connect to robotics?
Wolfram Programming Lab provides a great way to understand the principles of robotics, as well as to create code that can be used for robots. The desktop version allows direct connection to external devices. Wolfram Programming Lab can also be used to create autonomous Wolfram Language code for Raspberry Pi computers suitable for inclusion in robots.
Can Wolfram Programming Lab be used for experimental science?
Yes. It's a world-class system for data analysis and visualization, as well as modeling and simulation. The desktop version also allows direct connection to external measuring devices. Both desktop and cloud versions can connect to Raspberry Pi computers suitable for data collection and experimental control.
Does Wolfram Programming Lab support art-oriented activities?
Yes. The built-in graphics and sound capabilities of the Wolfram Language make it easy for students to do art-oriented projects. The Wolfram Language is widely used by professional artists, architects and designers. Some Explorations specifically cover algorithmic art and design.
How does Wolfram Programming Lab connect to 3D printing?
Wolfram Programming Lab can create 3D geometries and export them in standard formats for 3D printing. The Wolfram Language provides built-in support for 3D scanners and printers, allowing you to bring life to your 3D creations. Check out this webcast for more information. Soon there will be Explorations that specifically cover 3D object creation, manipulation and printing.
Can Wolfram Programming Lab be used in elementary school?
Custom Wolfram Language programming may be difficult. But prebuilt interactive explorations—often using visualization—can be immediately engaging, and provide an easy way to initiate hands-on programming experience.
How does Wolfram Programming Lab relate to Computer-Based Math?
They're different initiatives, but Wolfram Programming Lab supports the concepts of computer-based math—letting students write and run programs that can be used to learn and explore math with the Wolfram Language.