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Re: Re: Presentations Package Announcement

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  • Subject: [mg83971] Re: [mg83961] Re: Presentations Package Announcement
  • From: "Richard Palmer" <rhpalmer at>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 02:35:20 -0500 (EST)
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Wolfram's lack of these facilities (or simple links to programs that do it
well is limiting their market)   If that is not deliberate, perhaps the
decision needs to be reexamined.  The demonstrations capability will go a
long way to dealing with that -- assuming WRI does not price themselves out
of the market when they sell the capability independently.

My major concern today is that some of the features DO NOT WORK.  These
include the web Mathematica packages and the data base package.  Both of
these are important in that they provide systematic interfaces to widely
used input and output interfaces.


On 12/5/07, magma <maderri2 at> wrote:
> On Dec 4, 10:42 am, sdw <nospam.warw... at> wrote:
> > After 10+ years of Mathematica being in existence,  why Wolfram can't
> seem to
> > include these capabilities directly in the program I do not understand.
> Actually It's 20 years.
> Mathematica is essentially a programming language with thousands of
> functions, so there is practically no limit to what can be done with
> it.
> WRI can't possibly put everything into it. You should see Mathematica
> as a very sophisticated toolbox, which can be used to develop more
> specialized applications. This is the job of independent developers or
> yourself.
> In this past 20 years several professionally made packages have been
> developed by 3rd parties, mostly costing hundreds (or thousands) of
> dollars.Mr. Park's packages are a notable and very welcome exception.
> We are lucky to have independent developers, like Mr. Park, providing
> high quality packages and great customer service at a very reasonable
> cost.

Richard Palmer

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