Raspberry Pi Pens Wolfram Partnership for Free Mathematica

Raspberry Pi might be huge among the developer community, but the teeny computer was originally intended for the educational market. The fine folks behind the Raspberry Pi Foundation wanted to make it possible for kids to learn how to code and build their own computer. As such, RPF's latest collaboration makes a lot of sense.

The charity today announced a new partnership with Wolfram Research that will see a free copy of Mathematica and the Woldram Language into future Rasbian images.

"We believe this will make the Pi a first-class platform for teaching CBM techniques to children of all ages," Raspberry Pi's Liz Upton wrote today.

Current Raspberry Pi users won't be left out in the cold either. As long as you have at least 600 MB of free space on your SD card, you can install both Mathematica and Wolfram Language by typing "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wolfram-engine."

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  • nss000
    Gawdsakes button yo knickers. Perhaps 13% of all humans **CAN** program and roughly SQr-root want to ... that is 3% of the student population can+will program. Anything. Anytime. Anywhere.

    'Course no denying pervo educators & the mutant slice --- raspberry-Pi may well fill that 3% niche ... though 9-yo kids are prolly far better off out terrorizing turtles and robbins in the local wood-lot.
  • meowmix44
    I use the Pi to turn old t.vs into smart t.vs... Not to program! XBMC FTW!
  • The_Trutherizer
    Surely the pcb's of modern smartphones are cheaper to produce. Have more processing power including graphics and use less electricity.

    You have to wonder if companies like Apple or Samsung will ever deign to give the designs for the older models away for good causes like this.

    I mean both the original iPhone and the Galaxy S should be able to kick this thing's butt.