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Re: Re: Mathematica 4.0

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  • Subject: [mg74404] Re: [mg74327] Re: Mathematica 4.0
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:11:51 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <etdjv2$oas$1@smc.vnet.net> <etikqh$j8m$1@smc.vnet.net>

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On 3/19/07, Drago Ganic <dganic at vodatel.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Version 4 was much faster than 3.0 and was also the first major version
> where assumption technology was introduced. But, for example the Mathematica
> Book wasn't changed so much. I think it was the minor of all major versions in
> terms of changes to the end user.
>
> To me, the biggest changes where 3.0 and 5.1.
>
> If you have 3.0 I suggest to stick to it and change to 6.0 which should be a
> huge improvement (something like 3.0 or even bigger).
>
> Greetings,
> Drago
>
> "dimitris" <dimmechan at yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:etikqh$j8m$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> >I will add to Chris's reply that version 3 was like a revolution
> > compare to 2.2 for example.
> > This evolution was not so advanced (in my point of view!) from version
> > 3 to version 4.
> >
> > A good book mentioning the changes taken place in versions 3 and 4 is
> > the
> > Beginer's Guide to Mathematica version 4 by Glynn and Gray.
> >
> > Also you can take a look in the following links
> >
> > http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin4/
> > http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin4/new_list.html
> >
> > However to answer your question completely you have to point out your
> > major area of applications and in what degree you used Mathematica.
> >
> > For example if you are interested in numerical
> > computations in version 4 the introduction of packed arrays took place
> > resulting
> > in considerable decrease in computations timings.
> >
> >
> > Kind Regards
> > Dimitris
> >
> >
> > =CF/=C7 Thomas Dickens =DD=E3=F1=E1=F8=E5:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I use Mathematica 3.0 at home. I can't afford to buy 5.2, but have
> >> noticed  a copy of 4.0 for sale. Are the differences  between 3..0 ->
> >> 4.0 worthwhile?
> >>
> >> I know this is a question with no single answer, I just wanted some
> >> opinions!
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Tom
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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