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Re: Mathematica 4.0

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  • Subject: [mg74500] Re: Mathematica 4.0
  • From: Thomas Dickens <lonelyz at att.net>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 19:08:14 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <etdjv2$oas$1@smc.vnet.net> <etikqh$j8m$1@smc.vnet.net> <etnkj9$h25$1@smc.vnet.net>

All,

Thanks again. I would be doing a lot of numerical computations, so it
sounds like at some point I should upgrade. Maybe when a new version comes out
one will be able to find 5.2 at bargain prices!


Best wishes,
Tom


On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 03:31:53 +0000 (UTC), "Chris Chiasson"
<chris at chiasson.name> wrote:

>Or you could subscribe to premier service, always have the latest
>version, and be able to use the Eclipse plugin (aka Wolfram
>Workbench). OOTH, that costs a lot.
>
>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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