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Developers are frequently called upon to demonstrate their software. This \
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course Mathematica will be a valuable tool to help researchers but they will \
have to come up with the ideas that are needed to use Mathematica. If the \
question is not very sensible it is better to narrow it down to something \
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find out and give the information later. You can also point people towards \
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