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Re: Upgrading to v5.1?

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  • Subject: [mg55499] Re: [mg55468] Upgrading to v5.1?
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 02:39:33 -0500 (EST)
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Someone kindly informed me of this a few days ago, so now is my chance
to pay it forward:

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 05:48:11 -0500 (EST), E. Martin-Serrano
<EmilioMartin-Serrano at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running Mathematica and yet reluctant to upgrade to v5.1. I
> would like to enjoy some of the new features as, for example "Large Scale
> Graph Layout". However, past experiences tell me to be cautious (remember
> the "RealTime3D" fiasco).
> From the explanations and examples in the available documentation at the
> Wolfram site, I cannot figure out what the feature "Large Scale Graph
> Layout" exactly does and how it interacts with Combinatorica. What I find
> is, at most, just a rough approximation. I wonder why Wolfram does not
> provide some sort of prerelease trial (perhaps online) for registered users.
> I would like to tray some other features before deciding to upgrade. Is
> there any way to it?
> Best regards.
> E. Martin-Serrano

Chris Chiasson
Kettering University
Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Student
1 810 265 3161

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