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Re: Newly Released Mathematica 5.1 Delivers Unmatched Performance for Handling Data

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  • Subject: [mg52417] Re: Newly Released Mathematica 5.1 Delivers Unmatched Performance for Handling Data
  • From: Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at uq.edu.au>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 01:05:07 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Queensland
  • References: <co1f6q$slm$1@smc.vnet.net> <co4euv$lg5$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I stand corrected. Seems this is not a Mac problem, or at least hasn't been
for sometime (since OS X at least).

Mike



On 25/11/04 9:16 PM, in article co4euv$lg5$1 at smc.vnet.net, "Mike"
<m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at uq.edu.au> wrote:

> Kevin,
> 
> Since I do not use Linux I have no knowledge of what problems may exist. If
> this is a system software problem, which I believe it is, then is it
> reasonable to expect WRI to spend time and money to develop a work around
> given that this is essentially a cosmetic problem. The gobbled y axis labels
> are corrected if you save a graphics selection as EPS and past into programs
> such as illustrator or freehand. The labels are also corrected if you save
> as PDF using Acrobat.
> 
> If you were running WRI you'd presumably prioritize all bugs or psuedo bugs
> and allocate resources appropriately. I would have thought that trying to
> fix something that may well get fixed in a future Mac OS release should be a
> low priority given that (IMHO) it is cosmetic.
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 24/11/04 6:02 PM, in article co1f6q$slm$1 at smc.vnet.net, "Kevin J. McCann"
> <kmccann at umbc.edu> wrote:
> 
>> I don't know firsthand that Wolfram said something like
>> 
>> I think WRI have said that this is a Mac problem due to the apple
>> implementation of postscript/PDF.
>> 
>> However, they did report to me that a similar problem under Linux is an
>> X11 problem. As I have before, I note here that we are buying
>> Mathematica to do a job, not to be told that it is X11's fault or Mac's
>> ps/pdf implementation fault. All that may in fact be true; however, if
>> Mathematica doesn't work properly then it is broken and there is a bug.
>> The sort of comments I have heard are really irritating, and I wish the
>> developers would just accept the responsibility for a bad choice on
>> their part, and then fix it. This rotated-text problem has been with us
>> for at least two years. I second the thought that new features are fine,
>> but how about putting a similar effort into fixing the old problems.
>> 
>> Kevin
>> 
>> Mike wrote:
>>> On 21/11/04 10:53 PM, in article cnq33i$2h5$1 at smc.vnet.net, "David Park"
>>> <djmp at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Here is one thing that I hazard is a new bug. I don't actually have 5.1 so
>>>> maybe someone can check it for me.
>>>> 
>>>> The following works fine in 5.0.1.
>>>> 
>>>> Needs["Graphics`Colors`"]
>>>> 
>>>> f[x_, y_] :=
>>>> With[{v = Sin[x y]},
>>>>  Which[v < 0, Gray,
>>>>    v < 0.2, LightCoral,
>>>>    v < 0.4, PaleGreen,
>>>>    v < 0.6, CadetBlue,
>>>>    v < 0.8, GeraniumLake,
>>>>    True, UltramarineViolet
>>>>    ]]
>>>> 
>>>> Show[Graphics[
>>>>    {RasterArray[
>>>>        Table[f[x, y], {x, 0, 5, 5/101}, {y, 0, 5, 5/101}], {{0, 0}, {5,
>>>>            5}}]}],
>>>>  AspectRatio -> Automatic,
>>>>  Frame -> True,
>>>>  ImageSize -> 400];
>>>> 
>>>> If it doesn't work in 5.1, I'm sure there's a good reason.
>>>> 
>>>> David Park
>>>> djmp at earthlink.net
>>>> http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> From: Time E. Time [mailto:timetime at gmail.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>>>> 
>>>> New features and better algorithms are great, but does anyone know if
>>>> they've fixed any bugs in this release?  Things like
>>>> 
>>>> The rotated text bug on Macs where labels on the y-axis of frames are
>>>> garbled.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I think WRI have said that this is a Mac problem due to the apple
>>> implementation of postscript/PDF. Eg. If you use Apple's 'save as PDF' the
>>> text is garbled but if you use Acrobat it comes out fine.
>>> 
>>> Mike
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> The instability in large eigenvalue calculations, which sometimes make
>>>> it impossible to interrupt the kernel and other times cause the kernel
>>>> to unexpectedly quit.
>>>> 
>>>> The "feature" where Mathematica uses a non-standard character
>>>> encoding, so that text in graphics is garbled when imported into some
>>>> other programs, like Illustrator.
>>>> 
>>>> I'm excited about cluster analysis, but I can't bring myself to fork
>>>> over any more money to Stephen Wolfram until simple problems which
>>>> have existed for years are fixed.
>>>> 
>>>> -Tim
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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