Re: mathematica on linux
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg72633] Re: mathematica on linux
- From: Jon Harrop <jon at ffconsultancy.com>
- Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 04:01:49 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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Ranjan Grover wrote: > I just finished installing Mathematica 5.2 on my linux box and I was > hoping that there would be some progress from version 5 which I > installed a couple of years ago. Sadly, the same problems with font > rendering, primitive user interface, rotated labels, and a lack of > features as compared to the Windows version persist. Yes. I upgraded my distro recently and Mathematica is now horribly broken. :-( > Is there any plan of shifting to a QT/GTK based system in the next > version? Given that Mathematica's GUI makes little use of the widget toolkit, I'd recommend targetting OpenGL and WPF. Presenta does this using a relatively small amount of code: http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/presenta/ It is about 1,000x faster than Mathematica as a consequence... > What are people's experience with running the Windows version using > wine on Linux? I'm running while referencing a License server. Will > wine be able to communicate with the license server? I've never tried Mathematica under Wine. Isn't a Mathematica license single platform? > Please don't ignore us Linux users! Most clusters run on Linux, and a > lot of scientific software runs on Linux so dual booting is quite a > pain in the butt. Plus, with Windows Vista requiring 2 gajillion > dollars for a copy, buying windows is a bit out of reach now. Do some work for Microsoft and get a free copy. ;-) -- Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Objective CAML for Scientists http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/ocaml_for_scientists/index.html?usenet