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Re: v5.2 preferred for stability over v6.0

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  • Subject: [mg77987] Re: [mg77960] v5.2 preferred for stability over v6.0
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 05:34:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200706200941.FAA10388@smc.vnet.net>

In my case both Mathematica 5.2 and 6.0 give exactly the same answer  
for this limit (provided you make the necessary assumptions). So this  
leaves two possibilities.

One is that you have a different version of Mathematica than me. That  
would explain the fact that our experiences are exactly the opposite:  
I find version 6.0 a giant improvement over 5.2 and I find its  
documentation center almost exactly what I have always wanted.
However, it seems to me highly unlikely that our versions of  
Mathematica 6.0 are different. In which case the only other  
explanation is that for your performance as a debugger you deserve a  
substantial pay cut.

Andrzej Kozlowski


On 20 Jun 2007, at 18:41, jrc wrote:

> With my recent experience with the inability of v6 to
> find a simple limit (easily found with 5.2 and, incidentally,
> with another system), and reading over the confusion in the posts
> here recently, I've decided to do any serious analysis with
> v5.2 instead of v6.0.
>
> This seems to be another typical case of *.0 versions full
> of buggy new ideas with incomplete development. The worst
> part is the hopelessly misconstructed and unexplained new
> 'documentation center'. Whatever improvements there are in
> v6.0 are so incompletely developed, and poorly explained
> (if at all) as to not be worth the upgrade.
>
> Hopefully Wolfram is paying attention, and I would guess
> that we are the primary debuggers. I, for one, would like
> a pay increase.
>
> jrc
>



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