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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 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:

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 (I didn't check to see if that address  exists).

On 3/23/07, David Rees <w3bdevilREMOVE at>  wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently being a Calculus student and my  antique Ti-83 is really reachin=
> the limits of where it can help  me (no pun intended) so I'm looking for s=
> 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=
> now I'm using MathType to typeset my equations and I'm not  keen on return=
> 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", =
> "Calculus WIZ", each  of them are similarly priced (=A380, =A370, and =A35=
>  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=
> on another machine or via some  kind of IPC? (i.e.can the Kernel run under=
> desktopless session  (i.e. as a Windows Service or Daemon)?) I'm wanting t=
> create an  uberized version of the WITM proxy for Mathematica (since Wolfr=
>  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=
> Terminal  Server) and I don't want to have to shell out for Mathematica  th=
> times over.
>  Thanks


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