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

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  • Subject: [mg52489] Re: Newly Released Mathematica 5.1 Delivers Unmatched Performance for Handling Data
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 01:22:37 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <co1f6q$slm$1@smc.vnet.net> <co4dql$l73$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Johshua,

Thanks for the history lesson. I hope the WRI folks are paying 
attention, but I suspect that the 5.0 comments will be dug up and 
displayed when someone complains again about the same problem in 6.0, 
7.0, ...

Kevin


Joshua A. Solomon wrote:

> On 24/11/04 8:02 am, in article co1f6q$slm$1 at smc.vnet.net, "Kevin J. McCann"
> <kmccann at umbc.edu> wrote:
> 
> 
>> rotated-text problem has been with us
>>for at least two years.
> 
> 
> Andrew Watson (see below, from Google Groups) and I had a good laugh over
> this.
> 
> Subject: [mg52489] "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?"
> Original FormatNewsgroups: comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica
> 
> Saying first that I am a fanatical Mathematica user, in awe of the product
> and its developers, I nonetheless feel compelled to say that...
> 
> I am absolutely astonished that Mathematica 4.0 has *still* not fixed the
> FrameLabel rotated text bug, which prevents vertical axis labels from
> appearing properly when rendered on screen on the Mac. This bug causes
> endless troubles for those of us who prepare figures for both printing and
> live presentation. This bug has been present since time immemorial, but
> elicits only sheepish chuckles from Wolfram developers when mentioned. What
> gives? Is this really something that has stumped the greatest computational
> minds of the end of the millenium? Is it really so low on the list of
> priorities that it has persisted for 10 years? Have you no shame?
> 
> Andrew B. Watson
> NASA Ames Research Center
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 


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