Re: MMA 3.0 The new is wearing off
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- Subject: [mg7121] Re: MMA 3.0 The new is wearing off
- From: sch at mitre.org (Stu Schaffner)
- Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 02:57:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: The MITRE Corp.
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In article <5kp5q7$1p3 at smc.vnet.net>, sch at mitre.org (Stu Schaffner) wrote: > I eagerly awaited MMA 3, and was very pleased with its increase in > speed and the snazzy new formatting. However, when I converted some > of my old programs none of them worked. [snip] I have received two helpful replies privately. One important fact that I did not mention was that I am also trying to port all of this from Macintosh to Windows 95, and it is on Windows that I am discovering that things don't work. I have a Macintosh version of MMA 3.0 at work and a Windows version at home, and I have very little time right now at work to play with all of this. I did try a few old programs at work this morning, and at least some of them still work, although most of my program comments and careful indentation are gone. Thus it appears that some of the problems arise from the simultaneous conversion from Mac 2.2 to Windows 3.0. I will try to find time at work to convert in several smaller steps. In particular, it may be worthwhile to reinstall MMA 2.2 and prepare the input for conversion by converting function prologue comments to separate text cells and removing all Format conversions. I wish that I had the time to carefully research this problem, but I use Mathematica as a productivity tool rather than an end in itself, and I just don't have the time to fool with it a lot. I am posting all this because I hope to find that either nobody else is having the same problems or that there is a common pattern to the difficulties and that some of the famed ingenuity of the Mathematica community has already been brought to bear on it. I hope this Fall to be able to spend more time getting used to MMa 3.0. Stu Schaffner The MITRE Corp. sch at mitre.org