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Re: Palm OS Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg27248] Re: Palm OS Mathematica
  • From: phys137 at
  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 03:35:53 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I didn't have much contact with Mathematica for years but, from the software
engineering point of view this does not seam feasible.

Mathematica consists of two modules, kernel and front-end. Kernel could be probably
trimmed down and front-end too - but... I saw Mathematica2.2 and it required at
least 8mb memory to run trivial stuff - not to mention disk space at about
the same size.

Plus, wri seems to dislike the idea of subsets (unlike other systems)
of Mathematica - even their student version is the same as normal binary-wise.
That's sound engineering, too - cause if you have two versions you have
four times more problems.

"Alan" <kd7cyb at> wrote in message news:9687nj$3um at
> Is a small version of Mathematica going to be made for the Palm OS
> platform in the future?
> Thanks,
> Alan

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