Wolfram Research | A personal introduction to Wolfram Language by Stephen Wolfram, PhD

March 7, 2014

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Wolfram Research | Stephen Wolfram, PhD, introduces the Wolfram Language in this video and demonstrates how the symbolic programming language enables functional programming, querying of large databases, flexible interactivity, and easy deployment.

Wikipedia | Wolfram Language is a highly general, multi-paradigm programming language developed by Wolfram Research, that serves as the main interfacing language for Wolfram Mathematica.

It is designed with emphasis on symbolic computation, functional programming, and rule-based programming. It is built to represent arbitrary structures and data.

The language is very large, touching on numerous domains, often specialized. For example, it includes built-in functions for generating and running Turing machines, creating graphics and audio, analyzing 3D models, and solving differential equations.

It is planned to be bundled with the system software installed on every Raspberry Pi. Intel Edison also integrates the language, and it is planned to be integrated in the Unity game engine.

related reading:
Wolfram Research | profile
Wolfram Research | public resources
Wolfram Research | Wolfram Language

related viewing:
Wolfram Research | YouTube channel
Wolfram Alpha | YouTube channel
Wolfram Mathematica | YouTube channel
Wolfram computer based math | YouTube channel

related reading:
Slate | “Language barriers: Stephen Wolfram claims he can make the world computable, is he on to something?”
Business Insider | “Computer genius builds language that lets anyone calculate anything”

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