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Re: Student v. Full version of Mathematica

  • Subject: [mg3249] Re: Student v. Full version of Mathematica
  • From: moore.550 at (Todd Moore)
  • Date: 20 Feb 1996 10:43:35 -0600
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  • Newsgroups: wri.mathgroup
  • Organization: The Ohio State University
  • Sender: daemon at

In article <4g58r4$rb0 at> Sarah Lonberg-Lew <sarah at> writes:
>From: Sarah Lonberg-Lew <sarah at>
To: mathgroup at
>Newsgroups: comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica
>Subject: Student v. Full version of Mathematica
>Date: 17 Feb 1996 19:04:04 GMT
>Organization: Steven M. Christensen and Associates, Inc. and MathSolutions, Inc.
>Lines: 10
>Approved: Steven M. Christensen <steve at>, Moderator
>Message-ID: <4g58r4$rb0 at>

>I am looking to invest in Mathematica for my home computer and would like 
>some advice about whether or not to buy the full version.  I was told 
>that the student version is severly handicapped to the point where it 
>will not access the math co-processor, however, I have a Pentium and I'm 
>not sure that that would really cause a problem.  Also, any info about 
>relative prices would be appreciated.  Thanks.

I have been told that the student version is nearly a full function version, 
except that it does not allow the use of a remote computer for doing all of 
the calculations while the local computer only handles the graphics.

Aside from that, the student version dosn't allow you full access to the tech 
support department and various other perks. Which means that you usually have 
to correspond with them by E-mail.

In practice, I have found their tech-support to be excellent. Well 
informed and prompt. Every time I have had a problem, they have responded 
within a couple of days. They even shipped me an upgrade to version 2.2.4 at 
no personal cost.

Hope this helps,

Todd Moore

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