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Challenge Mathematica vs Excel Addins

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  • Subject: [mg19961] Challenge Mathematica vs Excel Addins
  • From: "Geoff McInnes" <gmcinnes at>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:11:32 -0400
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If you bounce to sites such as
you will see many addins that proclaim to do, as Excel addins,
sophisticated Monte Carlo Simulations, Time Series etc.

For those of us trying to justify using Mathematica 4.x along with
the ExcelLink addin as an alternative, could someone point to some
objective sources of counterarguments.

I have William Shaw's Derivatives Modelling book and would appreciate
arguments similar in vein to his Chapter 1. 

Thanks very much and apologies if this seems not in keeping with
the spirit of the list, but, to me, these types of apps are what I bought
Mathematica for, and, if I can't justify their use corporately, then
all of its potential is, in essence, wasted.

Thank you

Geoff McInnes

Geoff McInnes
gmcinnes at
gmcinnes at

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