Wolfram Announces Version 11 of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language

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You can now 3D print directly from Mathematica or the cloud!

Stephen Wolfram, MacArthur Genius Grant winner and PhD by age 20, has just announced his company’s latest version of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language. They’re available for both desktop and cloud. The former means I have to free up some space on my hard drive! Perhaps it’s time I switch entirely over to cloud….

I think the coolest thing is the ability to actually 3D print any 3D objects you produce! You can do this at home, or, once again, in the cloud, using a 3D printing service.

http://blog.wolfram.com/2016/08/08/today-we-launch-version-11/

The amount of new features (555) exceeds all the features released in version 1 of Mathematic (551). A couple of things I’d like to investigate in terms of usage:

1 – Building your own AI assistant. A lot of existing AI assistants (Alexa, Siri, etc.) already use data from Wolfram(|Alpha). It would be interesting to see how easy it would be to recreate something like this for personal use, especially given the new audio features available in version 11.

2 – What the limits are on the 3D printing …. I imagine they have a lot to do with the printer itself, as Mathematica/WA can create a lot of really cool 3D output.

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