[FoRK] Rpad? Web-based math collab?
<jbone at place.org> on
Sat Apr 26 21:26:57 PDT 2008
Anybody using this?
It looks like a fantastic idea, perhaps not fully baked. I've been
waiting for somebody to (a) take the wiki-as-app-server idea (which
this isn't quite) and run w/ it since JotSpot got assimilated by the
GoogleBorg and apparently entirely defudefangedsed (thank you Mac mail
edit widget, but it's an amusing enough pseudo-typo to leave in) and
(b) come up with a reasonable Web-based collaborative-space math
notebook, preferably open source, preferably not the Sage hair ball.
I mean, clearly Google should be doing this. Buy Wolfram, open source
Mathematica, and provide integrated Mathematica and Google Notebook.
Barring that, build R into Google Notebook; numerical and stats stuff
has more practical application to more people anyway. But I'm getting
tired of waiting for the Google-Herd-of-Cats to get their feature sets
aligned, I mean, hell, we don't even have a consistent tag / folder /
bookmark / feeds etc. thing that works reasonably well across their
apps. An operating system factors out common functionality, dammit!
Anybody have any pointers to similar things, perhaps more usable?
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