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Re: Performance of student version of Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg750] Re: Performance of student version of Mathematica?
  • From: falafel at twain.oit.umass.edu (Rob "Anomaly Boy" Keller)
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 14:21:39 -0400
  • Organization: Falafel Boy

> Note that the full Enhanced version of Mathematica is available 
> to educational institutions, faculty and students at academic 
> discount prices.
> 
> I hope this answers your questions.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> --Ian
> 
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In fact I bought the Enhanced version at academic pricing.  I am a senior
year university math student, and I recently bought a PowerMac.  I made
sure that when I bought my powermac to budget for enough ram, an L2 cache,
a great monitor, and plenty of drive space.  What good is that PPC chip if
you can't exploit it?  Anyway, with that attitude, I also decided to buy
the Enhanced version of mathematica.  Admittedly it was expensive at $350
for a starving student, but at the same time, I wanted to take advantage
of a decent computer system.  So keep in mind, that if you spent over
$3000 to put together a decent computer system, $350 is not that much. 
$350 seemed like a lot to me, until I realized that the machine and
peripherals cost me $6000.  Just set your priorities.  Also, I have no
money, just a nice parent willing to cosign a low interest loan.

rob

ps - it was worth the extra money for the peace of mind that the better
tech support provides.

-- 
"I turn away in fright and horror from the lamentable evil
 of functions which do not have derivatives"
                                      - Charles Hermite


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