Liz: Here’s another space-themed post from our friends at Wolfram Research, showing how the Wolfram Language can be used to visualize solar eclipses total and partial, past and present, and as seen from Earth, Mars and Jupiter. ____ You may have heard that on March 20 there was a solar eclipse. Depending on where you... Continue reading
Liz: For us, one of the most powerful features of the Wolfram Language is the way it understands real-world (or, in this case, real-solar-system) objects, making it easy to incorporate data on all kinds of things into your projects. In this rather lovely instance from the good people at Wolfram, you can calculate and visualise... Continue reading
Liz: Here’s a guest post from Bernat at Wolfram, who has been putting the Wolfram Language on the Pi to work at a Smart Cities Hackathon in Barcelona. If you haven’t used the Wolfram Language before, this is a nice little glimpse into what it’s capable of: enjoy! ____ On Friday, February 20, I had the pleasure... Continue reading
Here’s another guest post from Allison Taylor at Wolfram Research. Today we’re looking at how to build simple physics models using the Wolfram Language. If you’ve taken any introductory physics course, you’ve learned about Newtonian mechanics—conservation of energy and momentum, friction, harmonic motion, and so on. Idealized, classical motion can be broken down into a... Continue reading
One of the best things about working on Raspberry Pi has been the opportunity to meet groups of people who are trying to bring about the same sort of change in the teaching of other subjects that we’re aiming for in computing. One great example is the computer-based math(s) (CBM) movement, which aims to redefine... Continue reading