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Re: Math co-processor

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  • Subject: [mg1860] Re: Math co-processor
  • From: Joe Gwinn <gwinn at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Aug 1995 22:37:56 -0400
  • Organization: Raytheon

There are some shareware programs to emulate the FPU, such as "SoftFPU", 
but it isn't all that good an idea.  Installing the non-FPU version of 
Mathmatica will result in faster execution.  Or, you can simply buy and 
install the needed Motorola 68881 or 68882 coprocessor chip, which costs 
something like $100, if memory serves.  Probably has gotten cheaper 
since I last bought one.  Look at the ads in the back of MacWorld or 
MacUser or MacWeek.

Joe Gwinn

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