The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Stephen Wolfram have today announced that they are releasing a bundle of Wolfram Language and Mathematica for the Raspberry Pi mini computer.
The announcement was made at the CBM education summit in New York where the two parties announced the partnership to bundle a free copy of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language into future Raspbian images.
The Raspberry Pi foundation explained : “We believe this will make the Pi a first-class platform for teaching CBM techniques to children of all ages”
Conrad Wolfram explained : “Coders will be able to use the power of Mathematica’s maths out of the box, not only enriching what they can do but also showing off the power and importance of maths.”
For more information on the new Mathematica and the Wolfram Language bundle for Raspberry Pi jump over to the Wolfram website for details.
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Source: Raspberry Pi