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Re: mathematica 3.0 comments?

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  • Subject: [mg5157] Re: mathematica 3.0 comments?
  • From: glgesm at engr.psu.edu (Gary L. Gray)
  • Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 01:33:49 -0500
  • Organization: Penn State University - Engineering Science & Mechanics
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <55g3c5$482 at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, bouldin at enh.nist.gov
(Charles Bouldin) wrote:

> In article <559453$bot at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, liukb at kirk.northernc.on.ca
> (Bob Joe) wrote:
> 
> > Anyone tried mathematica 3.0 for windows yet?  How is it?  E-mail me
> > if possible with comments.  Thanks.
> 
> Well, none of us have tried on the Mac yet, because the damn thing hasn't
> shipped. I'd like to know WHY it has shipped for windows and not for the
> Mac. Every time I call and ask about this, there is a different story,
> including (1) detection of serious bugs in the Mac version late in the
> beta cycle, (2) duplication delays, etc. 
> 
> Does anyone know the real story on this, including a ship date? I'm
> beginning to feel like WRI is the Microsoft of the symbolic computation
> business. If there is any further suggestion that the Mac is not being
> supported properly and if there are further delays, well, then it's time
> to look into Maple!
> 
> Chuck Bouldin

I have had 3.0b1 for about 3-4 weeks and I think we should be glad they
are delaying shipment. This beta is too buggy to be usable. There are many
nice features, but a rather large number of things that need to be
corrected, fixed, added, and more.

Best regards,
____________________________________________________________
 Gary L. Gray               Engineering Science & Mechanics
 Assistant Professor                  Penn State University
 mailto:glgesm at engr.psu.edu                  (814) 863-1778
 http://www.esm.psu.edu/HTMLs/Faculty/GGray.html
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