Wolfram Announcements


The Ease of Wolfram|Alpha, the Power of Mathematica: Introducing Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition

Published September 12, 2019

Wolfram|Alpha has been a huge hit with students. Whether in college or high school, Wolfram|Alpha has become a ubiquitous way for students to get answers. But it's a one-shot process: a student enters the question they want to ask (say in math) and Wolfram|Alpha gives them the (usually richly contextualized) answer. It’s incredibly useful—especially when coupled with its step-by-step solution capabilities. But what if one doesn't want just a one-shot answer? What if one wants to build up (or work through) a whole computation? »


Version 12 of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language on the New Raspberry Pi 4

Published July 3, 2019

Oxford, UK — Wolfram Research launches Version 12 of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language free on the new Raspberry Pi 4. Six years of partnership between Wolfram Research and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have resulted in sophisticated computation being more accessible than ever. Using Mathematica and the Wolfram Language, educators, students and innovators can learn how to code, make new things and answer complex questions about the world around them. »


What We’ve Built Is a Computational Language (and That’s Very Important!)

Published May 9, 2019

I've sometimes found it a bit of a struggle to explain what the Wolfram Language really is. Yes, it's a computer language--a programming language. And it does--in a uniquely productive way, I might add--what standard programming languages do. But that's only a very small part of the story. And what I've finally come to realize is that one should actually think of the Wolfram Language as an entirely different--and new--kind of thing: what one can call a computational language. Read more here.»


Version 12 Launches Today! (And It’s a Big Jump for Wolfram Language and Mathematica)

Published April 16, 2019

Today we're releasing Version 12 of Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) on desktop platforms, and in the Wolfram Cloud. We released Version 11.0 in August 2016, 11.1 in March 2017, 11.2 in September 2017 and 11.3 in March 2018. It's a big jump from Version 11.3 to Version 12.0. Altogether there are 278 completely new functions, in perhaps 103 areas, together with thousands of different updates across the system. Read more here.»


Computing in 128 Characters: Winners of the 2018 Wolfram Employees One-Liner Competition

Published March 1, 2019

Every year at the Wolfram Technology Conference, attendees take part in the One-Liner Competition, a contest to see who can do the most astounding things with 128 characters of Wolfram Language code. Wolfram employees are not allowed to compete out of fairness to our conference visitors, but nevertheless every year I get submissions and requests to submit from my colleagues that I have to reject. To provide an outlet for their eagerness to show how cool the software is that they develop, this year we organized the first internal One-Liner Competition. We awarded first-, second- and third-place prizes as well as six honorable mentions and one dishonorable mention. And the winners are... Read more here.»


Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure

Published February 22, 2019

I'm a person who's only satisfied if I feel I'm being productive. I like figuring things out. I like making things. And I want to do as much of that as I can. And part of being able to do that is to have the best personal infrastructure I can. Over the years I've been steadily accumulating and implementing "personal infrastructure hacks" for myself. Some of them are, yes, quite nerdy. But they certainly help me be productive. And maybe in time more and more of them will become mainstream, as a few already have. Now, of course, one giant "productivity hack" that I've been building for the world for a very long time is the whole technology stack around the Wolfram Language. And for me personally, another huge "productivity hack" is my company, which I started more than 32 years ago. Yes, it could (and should) be larger, and have more commercial reach. But as a nicely organized private company with about 800 people it's an awfully efficient machine for turning ideas into real things, and for leveraging what skills I have to greatly amplify my personal productivity. I could talk about how I lead my life, and how I like to balance doing leadership, doing creative work, interacting with people, and doing things that let me learn. I could talk about how I try to set things up so that what I've already built doesn't keep me so busy I can't start anything new. But instead what I'm going to focus on here is my more practical personal infrastructure: the technology and other things that help me live and work better, feel less busy, and be more productive every day. Read more here.»

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MathOverflow has just hit that 100,000th question

Published February 11, 2019

Wow, mathoverflow.net has just hit that 100,000th question! Kudos! Explore some appropriately nerdy data science with our Lead Developer of Scientific Content here. »