| Math Software’s Arch Enemy: The Number 2 Pencil
“When Maplesoft President Jim Cooper reviewed the results of a recent survey his company conducted to find out what calculation tools engineers use, he was floored. “We found out that our biggest competition isn’t a rival software company, it’s the old classic: pencil and paper. To a great extent engineers today are doing math calculations the same way I did them 20 years ago—looking up constants in printed reference materials and doing hand calculations. We didn’t expect that,” the former aerospace engineer says.”
Excerpt taken from, “Math Software’s Arch Enemy: The Number 2 Pencil”, Design News, June 2006
To view the full results of Maplesoft’s 2006 Engineering and Scientific Calculation Tool Survey, click here.
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