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Re: Re: Which Mathematica product should I get?
The student version may be a cost effective solution, but don't you also loose some capabilities with this approach? J. Batista _______________ In a message dated 3/24/2007 6:57:17 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, chris at chiasson.name writes: Mathematica can be had "for cheap" if you get the student version. The typesetting can be done directly through the keyboard, as Jean-Marc Gulliet pointed out in another thread: http://media.wolfram.com/brochures/mathematicashortcuts.pdf Of course, you can always use the palettes instead of the keyboard - which would be more like MathType. The other questions seem like something you might send to sales at wolfram.com (I didn't check to see if that address exists). On 3/23/07, David Rees <w3bdevilREMOVE at thisw3bdevil.com> wrote: > Hi, > > Currently being a Calculus student and my antique Ti-83 is really reachin= g > the limits of where it can help me (no pun intended) so I'm looking for s= ome > high-end symbolic calculation software to help me through my course. > > Mathematica 5.2 looks attractive, I've installed the demo and it looks > powerful enough, but I'm a little put off by the frontend's interface. Ri= ght > now I'm using MathType to typeset my equations and I'm not keen on return= ing > to LaTeX-type command-lines. I know Mathematica has "whiteboard-style" > expression support but I haven't seen how far that support goes. Is it > anywhere near as flexible as MathType? > > So if Mathematica is for me, which Mathematica product do I want? There's > "Mathematica for Students 5.2", "Mathematica CalcCenter for Students 3", = and > "Calculus WIZ", each of them are similarly priced (=A380, =A370, and =A35= 0 > respectivly) > > I hear Calculus WIZ can integrate with Mathematica (as well as being > available as a seperate standalone product), is the extra =A350 worth it? > > I'm confused about the differences (and virtues) of CalcCenter over > Mathematica, the price difference is only =A310 (and I'm not going to buy > both). Can anyone clear this up? > > Finally, I've got a question about licensing and front-ends. I've been > toying with the .NET/Link SDK, can you link to a Mathematica kernel runni= ng > on another machine or via some kind of IPC? (i.e.can the Kernel run under= a > desktopless session (i.e. as a Windows Service or Daemon)?) I'm wanting t= o > create an uberized version of the WITM proxy for Mathematica (since Wolfr= am > still refuses to port Mathematica to the PocketPC/Windows Mobile platform= ), > that's all. > > Regarding licensing, is it on a per-user or per-device scheme? I've got > three computers I use regularly (my desktop workstation, my TabletPC, and= my > Terminal Server) and I don't want to have to shell out for Mathematica th= ree > times over. > > Thanks > > > > -- http://chris.chiasson.name/ ************************************** AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at http://www.aol.com.