MATHCONECT: Connection between a spreadsheet and Mathematica !
- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: MATHCONECT: Connection between a spreadsheet and Mathematica !
- From: nadae at lsd.ch (Elie-James Nada)
- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93 15:46:15 +0100
(For information on how to obtain a copy of MATHCONECT, see the end of this message) MATHCONECT Pre-Release Version 1.0.0 Lamb Software Design connects Athena)s Design Mesa spreadsheet to Wolfram Research Mathematica Geneva, Switzerland. Lamb Software Design announces MATHCONECT, a software enabling Mesa, the widely used spreadsheet on the NEXTSTEP environment, to communicate with the Mathematica kernel thus enhancing the spreadsheet)s mathematical functionality. MATHCONECT is targeted to users wishing to enhance the mathematical power of their spreadsheet. Send and receive data between Mesa and Mathematica ! There is no need to be a developer since knowledge of the basic Mathematica language and Mesa is sufficient. It is the optimum solution for those wishing to create their own complex functions with Mathematica and replace the function)s parameters with cells, ranges or matrix of their spreadsheet. The result can then be placed in a user defined Mesa cell, range or matrice or output in a text panel at the user)s option. Mathematica is a powerful program for solving numeric and symbolic mathematical problems and contains a programming language. On the other hand, a spreadsheet like Mesa is well designed for time series handling. With MATHCONECT it is now possible to benefit from both software advantages. MATHCONECT was developed in the NEXTSTEP environment using MathLink and is available for both NeXT Stations and NEXTSTEP on Intel hardware. Thanks to the multi-tasking environment provided by NEXTSTEP, the spreadsheet can be used while the Mathematica kernel is processing the spreadsheet)s data. All Mathematica standard and custom packages can be used just by drag and drop or loaded dynamically using the Mathematica language. "The computations performed by the Black-Scholes model are ideal for offloading from a spreadsheet into Mathematica." said M. Ross M. Miller from General Electric Corporate Reasearch & Development Center in an article(1) written in 1990, showing the obvious interest raised at that time by such bridge for the financial users community. Now, with MATHCONECT, the gap is filled. For further information contact: Elie-James Nada Lamb Software Design 7 A rue de Savoie 1207 Geneva Switzerland Tel:++41-22 735.96.03 Fax:++41-22 735.98.80 E-Mail: info at lsd.ch ______________________________________________________________________ (1) See Ross M. Miller,"Computer-Aided Financial Analysis: An Implementation of The Black-Scholes Model," The Mathematica Journal, Vol.1, Issue 1 Summer 1990, pp. 75-79 c 1990 Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. Mathconect Copyright 1993 Lamb Software Design, Alexander Lamb, Elie-James Nada All Rights Reserved. Mathconect is a trademark of Lamb Software Design, Alexander Lamb and Elie-James Nada. Mathematica, Mesa and NEXTSTEP are trademark of their respective manufacturers.