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Symbolic Graphics Language

Mathematica uses the powerful idea of building up all 2D and 3D graphics from symbolic primitives—which can be manipulated using all standard Mathematica functions and seamlessly integrated with text, math, or tables. Symbolic graphics can also be used as input—and can be made dynamic and interactive.