Virtual Reality is the next platform

It's been a while now since we started trying to develop Virtual Reality systems but so far we have not witnessed the explosion of use that inspired the development of such systems. Although there are always going to be some diehard fans of Virtual Reality who will stick to improving the medium and trying out stuff with the hopes of building a killer app, for the rest of us Virtual Reality still seems like a medium that promises to arrive soon but never really hits the spot.

Learning Wolfram Mathematica in the Cloud!

I am starting a mini blog series where I will teach you how to program in the Wolfram Language using the Wolfram cloud if you don't have a Mathematica desktop installation. Each blog post will contain a very short lesson that can be read in 5 minutes or less. I may sometimes include exercises which I encourage you to try out.

Mathematica is becoming an indispensable tool for doing all kinds of computation and it is important to know how to use it as it will leverage your problem-solving skills, allowing you focus on higher level issues of modelling solutions rather than focusing too much on calculational details.

I will be posting these short lessons regularly and the good news is you don't need to install anything locally as all examples can be run online. If you need to do any form of extensive programming you can always go to the Wolfram Cloud and click on Programming Lab and get access for free.

Instructions on running code

If you don't have a Wolfram ID, create one as this will give you access to the Wolfram Cloud. After you have done this sign in. If you have one then simply sign into the Wolfram Cloud.

If you have downloaded the notebook file from the blog and saved it somewhere then do the following to upload it to the cloud so you can play with the code.

Step 1: Click on the folder Icon on the top right corner of the screen

Step 2: Then click on the file upload button

Step 3: Go to the location where you stored the file using the open file dialog box. Then select and click on the Wolfram notebook file, it will have the .nb extension.

Step 4: After this, you will see the file loaded in the Wolfram Cloud file explorer on the right. Click on the file to open it, the file you see there will depend on the name you gave it during download so mine will look different from yours

To download the notebook you see in a post go to the lower right corner of the code insert and click on the button in front of "Source" and you will see a dialog, click download.

You're all set!


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