Computable Document Format in the Courtroom or the Law School Classroom?
I have written now and then about the possibility of using visual aids and crutches to make probabilistic evidence more intelligible to judges, lawyers, law teachers, law students, and jurors. I see that Wolfram has now created a type of document called computable document format. These are (clever!) interactive documents that allow the reader, or user, to manipulate mathematical relationships, expressions, equations, and the like. The mathematical and quantitative relationships etc. are depicted and manipulated visually. I wonder if CDFs might be used to enlighten or educate non-mathematicians. The CDF documents I have sampled are aimed mostly or exclusively at mathematicians and scientists: The accompanying prose is not easy to follow. But I wonder if the accompanying explanatory prose might sometimes be "dumbed down" (without distortion) for non-scientists and non-mathematicians.
Student of the law of evidence, evidence, inference, and investigation. Sometimes writes books. Sometimes writes articles. Sometimes tinkers with computer programs to support the marshaling of evidence for legal activities such as trials and pretrial discovery and investigation. And sometimes takes photographs.