Practicalities [of computer experiments]

The investigations described in this chapter were done using Mathematica, mostly in 1992. For larger searches, I sometimes created optimized C programs that were controlled via *MathLink *from within Mathematica—though with the versions of Mathematica that exist today this would now be unnecessary. For my very largest searches, I used Mathematica to dispatch programs to a large number of different computers on a network, then had the computers send me email whenever they found interesting results. (See also page 854.)