# Wolfram fail

So Wolfram want people to produce free content for their demonstrations project. Fine. But sending spam where they misquote the title of my paper isn’t the best way to get things done. And if anyone is interested, the full Python source code is already available here. I used SymPy for some symbolic manipulations. It’s all free and open source.

from: Wolfram Research
to: carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com
date: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Dear Carlo Hamalainen,

Your article, “An enumeration of equilateral triangle”, caught the attention of one of my colleagues, who thought that it could be developed into an interesting Demonstration to add to the Wolfram Demonstrations Project. http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/e/2/

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We welcome any questions you might have, and look forward to seeing a Demonstration submission from you soon.

Best regards,

Marty McKee
Wolfram Research, Inc.
http://www.wolfram.com

Date: 2009-11-18 12:58:18 UTC

lol “caught the attention of one of my colleagues” … one of my colleagues who happens to be a data-mining algorithm that’s so poorly written it can’t even extract the title of an arxiv paper correctly!

“An enumeration of equilateral triangle”. I bet that was a riveting article:-

Introduction: In this paper we enumerate an equilateral triangle.

Results: There’s only one of them!

Conclusion: There is one equilateral triangle.

Dr Carlo, will your group be applying your novel technique to other related open problems, like enumerating equilateral rectangles or maybe even pentagons? Perhaps you should submit the algorithm to the Wolfram Demonstrations Project:-

def main():
print ‘1’
if __name__ == “__main__”:
main()

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