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Actually a very good program, shame they got bought up my Matlab.
I think that I recognize the name Mupad. It seems familiar. I am not exactly sure where from, but it seems somehow familiar. Strange
Nope. Last bit of real programming I did was the creation of my own Computer Algebra system. I was rolling pretty good, producing 2 or 3 hundred lines of C++ code a day.
Everyone seems to know Wolfram but less know of its arch enemy Maple which is superior in some ways. Also there are Mupad, Derive, Sage, Maxima...
What were those programs. I am going to guess that, based on the fact that there is a topic entitled Coder's Corner, that you programed ≥ 1 of those programs.
I will have to think here. Two specialized math programs to do the calculations—hmmm:
Lowercase and uppercase is irrellivant. How did you do these? Based on how quickly the response seems to have come, I am guessing that you did not use Excel to find the number for Fluffy Puff Marshmallows and the phrse for 16,777,216 because if you did, then it probably did not come as quickly as I as thinking. As far as I know, Excel does not allow inserting the alphabet and dragging it to test these (though perhaps it does and I am just unaware of it). Based on your description of the math tag, it essentially changes the font face to look more like is often seen for mathematical expressions—like the bold or italic tag.
In excel speak 16 777 216 is ajrnin. fluffypuffmarshmallows = 3 364 209 625 414 419 611 165 053 917 829.
I did not account for capitals or spaces.
Have you ever wondered what lies behind that mysterious labeling system that Microsoft uses for Excel? It is a system of alphabetical strings that can be converted to numbers using the following polynomial function: