Hello Linux Geeksters. The Raspberry Pi developers have teamed up with Wolfram Research and they will include some free versions of Mathematica and Wolfram Language by default in the next Raspbian images.
If you already have a Raspbian version running on your Raspberry Pi, all you have to do to get the two Wolfram apps is update the local repository index and install the wolfram-engine:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wolfram-engine
For those who don’t know, Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer with the size of a credit-card, having a 700 Mhz ARM CPU, 512 MB of RAM, USB ports, Ethernet port, HDMI port for pluging TVs or monitors, and supports SD cards up to 32 GB. Used with a keyboard, mouse and plugged in at a TV, this small ARM device turns into a modest computer, good for daily basic tasks.
There are many ambitious project, powered by Raspberry Pi single board computers. Among others, worth reminding are:
- Upstagram – a flying paper house that posts live pictures on Instagram, via a Raspberry Pi
- Ubuntu compatible Raspberry Pi cluster – a cluster built of 32 Raspberry Pi single board computers
- Weblink – a low cost Raspberry Pi based IVI solution for cars
- How to transform a Raspberry Pi into a tablet by using the DukePad instructions
- A Sprite-like looking webcam powered by a Raspberry Pi