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Mathematica 6 in the Laboratory
Author

Aaron Golden
Organization: Perfectly Scientific, Inc.
Conference

2007 Wolfram Technology Conference
Conference location

Champaign, IL
Description

Abstract

Some years ago, Professor Richard Crandall and student/alumni/faculty colleagues worked out minimal hardware means for connecting Mac OS X (and later, Windows) to the real laboratory world. Now this technology--named bTop, for "benchtop" as opposed to desktop--works remarkably well when driven under Mathematica 6. From within a Mathematica 6 notebook a user can measure analog voltages or digital inputs, and likewise send out voltages/bits under the control of a Mathematica 6 program. The new Dynamic and Manipulate functions of Mathematica 6 provide a natural way for users to control laboratory devices from a Mathematica notebook. This technology will allow users to apply the algebraic, graphical, and signal-processing powers of Mathematica 6 over a wide spectrum of environmental, biomedical, and engineering-laboratory applications.
Subjects

*Mathematica Technology > Programming
*Mathematica Technology
URL

http://www.wolfram.com/news/events/techconf2007/
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